In this unbearable week, the Fogel family has been all but forgotten in the welter of uses that have been made of them, polemic, political, personal.
Bradley Burston is a Haaretz columnist and Senior Editor of Haaretz.com which publishes his blog, "A Special Place in Hell."
During the first Palestinian uprising, Burston served as Gaza correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, and was the paper's military correspondent in the 1991 Gulf War.
In the mid-1990s he covered Israeli-Arab peace talks for Reuters. In 2006, he received the Eliav-Sartawi Award for Mideast Journalism, presented at the United Nations.
A native of Los Angeles, Burston moved to Israel after graduation from Berkeley. He was part of a group which established Kibbutz Gezer, between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Burston served in the IDF as a combat medic, later studying medicine in Be'er Sheva for two years before turning to journalism. He is married and has two daughters.
Is there any reason to believe that the Obama administration will gamble precious political and diplomatic capital on a new Israeli initiative?
Instead of taking the mature, courageous step of, at long last, establishing an official Israel policy on refugees and asylum seekers, the cabinet is allowing 400 kids to be used by Eli Yishai as a scapegoat.
A black day for the settlement movement, as journalist asks settler official, if settlers are even losing Netanyahu as a supporter.
This new revolution aims not only at the end of occupation, but at the beginning of a new Israel. Not for settlers, this time, but for Israelis.
With a week to go before the showdown over NGO probes, the coalition has hemorrhaged votes: Nine coalition MKs have announced their opposition to the bill, dropping Netanyahu's 65-strong majority to a 56-vote minority.
When the revolution began in Egypt, many in Israel expected it to fail. What is more telling, though, is that so many in Israel quietly wanted it to.
At a time of regional cataclysm, our former Labor chief and current defense minister has declared war on his own army, leading to a state of affairs that would shame the maddest, the most unbridled and wicked of British anti-militarism satirists.
Israel's sense of entitlement is a curse, and we are all either under its spell or under its shadow; only the inconceivable that turns into the inevitable can bring change to this place.
As I ride the hurtling down-elevator, while my Zionist life flashes before my eyes, I'd like to take a moment and seek a fresh take on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions effort.