Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Dan Halutz emerges from the interviews he gave on the eve of Yom Kippur as a person shorn of his strength.
The way things stand now, the right question is not whether Israel has a partner, but rather whether Israel itself is a partner.
One fine day, Olmert announced that his realignment plan was no longer on the agenda. With a few words, he erased the hope that he had breathed into large segments of the public and reneged on his promises.
The clash between Israeli Jews and Arabs' views on the war rekindles the question on whether the two communities can continue to live together on the basis of their single common denominator - a shared civil society.
The war in Lebanon raised questions about the security conceptions based on land and the separation fence and underlined the critical need for Israel to reach an accord with its neighbors.
In never-never land, the prime minister pressed a button and started a war that lasted more than a month, but is not drawing the conclusions demanded by its failure.
Because of his refusal to step down before the investigation against him is completed, Katsav is transforming the dignity of the presidency into an embarrassing stigma that those who care about their reputation would prefer to avoid.
Neither Peretz nor his party's members have the right to wave the flag of cleaning out the security stables with one hand and the social flag with the other, nor are they capable of doing so.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert boasted that he was free to travel around Israel while Nasrallah was holed up in a bunker. The PM did not realize that hiding in a bunker is not only a physical state, but a psychological one too.
It is impossible to reconcile the contradiction that exists between taking responsibility for the war and avoiding having to answer for it.