The defense minister said that Israel should reach an agreement on the settlements with the new U.S. president in exchange for a ratification of President Bush’s letter to Ariel Sharon of 2004.
Ami Ayalon is a former commander of the Israeli Navy and head of the Israeli domestic security agency.
The public support for a soldier being prosecuted for shooting a disarmed terrorist indicates how far Israel's security mantra is eroding basic humanitarian and democratic norms.
In considering the petition of the Abu Khdeir family to demolish the homes of their son's murderers, the court must recognize the ineffectiveness of the policy as a whole and the racist reality of demolitions only for Palestinians.
The Qatari foreign minister's declaration that the Arab League has embraced the principle of territorial exchanges within the framework of the Arab peace initiative is not new. The opening positions for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations were known 11 years ago, as they are today.
We have already learned that we can't destroy a terrorist group through military means. The most effective move would be moderate support for PA President Abbas' request to the UN for recognition of the PA as a non-member state.
The Levy report pointlessly pushes the envelope of legal argumentation and negates the illegality of settlements. It would allow Israel to dig itself into an even deeper hole in the sand, endangering the country's future as a Jewish democracy.