Israel has no moral defense for its aerial bombing of Gaza; its high number of civilian deaths were inevitable and therefore unjustifiable.
Before the Gaza disengagement, settler violence was precluded by the heavy presence of police and army – which is what Israel should use today against Yitzhar’s cowardly pogromchiks.
Kerry’s 'apartheid affair’ shows yet again how the political and media noisemakers fixate on a subsidiary issue and the impotent peace camp can’t shift the focus back to substance.
'One gun, one military authority,’ demanded Israel of the Palestinians, so why is its government now using the Fatah-Hamas rapprochement as grounds for an end to all negotiations?
In a 2004 conversation, the PLO chief sought to show that a modern-day believer can cherish the Holy Land yet still conduct talks on its future.
Netanyahu’s dilemma is a truly cruel one. Pro-Russian sentiment among Israeli officials can certainly be understood, when one looks upon the past.
The foreign ministry strikers are stained by the dishonor of never standing tall against policies that they well know are leading Israel to international leprosy and domestic disaster.
Netanyahu’s insistence on recognition of Israel as the 'Jewish state’ reflects his imperious version of Zionism - which he is trying to force down Palestinian throats.
Once religious Judaism and fundamentalist nationalism are deliberately yoked together, differentiating between ritual and incitement is becoming far more complex.
The dream of Israel's peace camp is coming true: Strong foreign support pushing Israel to end the occupation. Its leaders must not leave the field to the religious right's rejectionism.