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.
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.
The IDF needs its own, independent controller - but that would be a threat to the defense minister, the chief of staff and the military prosecution.
Netanyahu's clumsy moves aimed at showing unity, determination and decisiveness have, as usual, achieved the opposite.
Israel has 60 to 200 nuclear weapons, some of which are positioned, recent report estimates.
In the new battlefield of cyberspace, the war is against terrorist hackers.
Muslims on Flight 253, Palestinians on Route 443 are spared inconvenience while the world blows up.