Amir Oren, Senior correspondent and columnist
Amir Oren is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. He writes about defense and military affairs, the government and international relations.
Whether Gabi Ashkenazi stays on as chief of staff depends in large part on what happens in Iran.
Shamir once said 'I don't care if it is reported that I can't stand Ehud Barak because he reminds me of Bibi.'
Obama's timetable won't permit an attack on Iran this year, so Netanyahu has a lot of groundwork to prepare.
In Israel, if a soldier who sacrificed his life for Israel is not sufficiently Jewish the rabbis will try to force him into a different area, far away and fenced in.
The quiet on the borders is illusory, similar to the quiet that put Israel to sleep in the early 1970s in the three years between the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War. Without progress with the Palestinians, there can be no progress with Syria.
In the families of leaders, from India to Texas, the boundary between a gossip column and front page news depends on the context.