The desperate attempts to portray the city as united are just that – desperate. The next time a politician says they want to divide the city, they should go ahead and do it
Dr. Einat Wilf, a senior fellow with the Jewish People Policy Institute, served in the 18th Knesset where she was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
As long as Israel proves its willingness to divide the land, a military occupation is justified until the other side proves the same.
The Palestinian refugee problem, and particularly its continuation, is not a result of the events of the 1948 war itself, but of an Arab and Palestinian decision to convey a clear message.
The Israeli left must accept that while our right to national self-determination is not exclusive, as long as the Palestinian nationalist movement denies it, we will seek its defeat. And then we will make peace.
Jack Straw is not an anti-Semite, but we must expose the implicit anti-Semitic assumptions that underlie how he and many others talk about Israel and its 'obstacles to peace.'
When it comes to waging war, the question of whether a leader is determined or circumspect, strong or weak, is irrelevant. All leaders in all democracies are operating today in a very different public environment than before.