A new leader is in the White House and the former president's staff disappears along with information about a Middle Eastern country's nuclear program. Israel strikes on its own. This isn't an imaginary scenario about an attack on Iran - it's how the Iraqi reactor was destroyed in 1981
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.
If Iran should suddenly announce it is ready for peace talks with Israel, then Jerusalem would face a dilemma.
It doesn't take a grandiose scheme in order to persuade American Jews to photocopy secret information on behalf of Israel. Nearly all of them volunteered, eager to help and to feel that they were contributing to the war effort, especially after 1967 and even more so after 1973.
Ben-Ami Kadish was small time, believed to have taken classified documents from an arms firm.
John McCain, who identified with the suffering of the families of the abducted IDF soldiers, represents a firm line against terror.
In the age of missiles, waiting for an enemy to strike first can prove too costly for the population. Now military and political top brass are rethinking the idea of hitting an enemy before receiving a first blow.
Mazuz is no longer such a good boy. His innocence was lost long ago in the corridors of the courts building on Saladin Street.
This season's tension between Israel and Syria serves to bring home the extent of the missed opportunity of those years, as of subsequent decades, following the American display of prowess in Iraq in 1991 and 2003.
The re-emerging Pollard affair highlights a sad truth: There is no central authority in Israel, only separate feudal holdings headed by self-appointed barons. Every minister or chief is an oligarch.