Mahmoud Abbas is clearly not capable of implementing any agreement. We know it. He knows it. And Condoleezza Rice knows it.
Born in 1925 in Lithuania, Moshe Arens grew up in the U.S. and immigrated to Israel 1948.
His political life began in 1974, when he was elected to the Knesset as a lawmaker for the Likud. In 1982, Arens became the Israeli ambassador to the United States for one year, before returning to Israel to become Defense Minister. Arens also served as Foreign Minister from 1988 to 1990.
Arens became defense minister again between 1990 and 1992, when he retired from politics, only to return in 1999 to the same portfolio.
Arens studied mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and aeronautical engineering at the California Institute of Technology. A former associate professor of aeronautical engineering at the Technion and vice president for engineering at Israel Aircraft Industries, he has published articles in academic journals on propulsion and flight mechanics.
Moshe Arens is married and the father of four.
The Druze community, as well as the Circassians in Israel, has for the past 50 years been the living proof that you don't have to be Jewish to be a loyal citizen of Israel or to share with Israel's Jewish citizens the burden of defending the country.
The Druze community, as well as the Circassians in Israel, has for the past 50 years been living proof that you don't have to be Jewish to be a loyal citizen of Israel or to share in the burden of defending the country
The Israeli government must have a policy whose aim is the establishment of equality of rights and obligations among all segments of the population.
Toward the end of World War II, when the Germans began launching V2 rockets against London from sites in Belgium and Holland, the only way to neutralize the threat was for Montgomery's army to reach the launching sites and move the rockets out of range.
Let's stop for a moment and ask ourselves whether the concessions being offered to Abbas make any sense - if we were even to assume that he has the authority to make commitments and meet them in return for Israeli concessions.
Qassams keep falling on Sderot, and now a Katyusha on Netivot, but if silence has worked well for Barak, why not for Olmert?
Israel has had experience with fighting two-front wars, and even three-front wars. It was tough, but Israel had no choice - and it won them all.
How long are we going to stay there after the IDF has put the Qassams out of range, ask the perennial doubters. The answer is simple - as long as the children of Sderot will need protection.