The prime minister may believe his offer of Palestinian sovereignty in the West Bank is a 'win-win' for Israel, but he is gravely mistaken.
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 Arab (or should we say Palestinian) members of the Knesset are busy trying to extend Palestinian hegemony over any citizen of Israel whose native language is Arabic. The Negev Bedouin are now in line.
Unfortunately, there is a broad spectrum of hostility toward Arabs throughout Israeli society. It is not limited to the 'price-tag' gangs.
Those who warn of demographic upheaval frame their predictions as if they were based on medical evidence. But they are not talking about a mastectomy, they are talking about cutting out Israel's heart.
The Assad regime slaughtering Syrians now is a continuation of the Assad regime that slaughtered its own civilians then – the same regime Israeli leaders said could be trusted to protect us from Hezbollah, if only we withdraw from the Golan Heights.
Should the Russians conclude that Israel's air force is likely to overcome the S-300, the loss of marketability of that missile system might outweigh the financial benefits of the sale to Syria.
It's a mistake to think that the Negev Bedouin's problems can be solved by adjudicating claims over landownership. It will not raise their education level.
Israel is already a bi-national state – a state in which two nationalities reside, Jews and Arabs. The government's best bet is to encourage aliyah from the Diaspora and to better integrate Arab citizens into Israeli society.
The Palestinian President can't meet the basic requirement that a treaty must end the conflict, with no further acts of terror launched by Palestinians against Israel.
The desire to have ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and Arab young men enter the work force must not be confused with the principle of having the burden of defending the country shared by all. Entering the work force is beneficial for those who do so and for the country as a whole, but it is not a substitute for military service.