Today’s Barak understands what Prime Minister Barak didn’t want to know: Nurturing the settlements leads to nothing but devastation. He’s capable of beating the ultranationalist right in a way Shimon Peres never could
Only when Israelis begin to feel that they are no longer welcomed in Europe as equals because of the occupation will it become the main election issue
The opposition in Israel is a pathetic and ineffectual group that believes imitating the right is the only way of returning to power
As far as I can remember, the last time Israel crafted national goals for a war was in 1956. Recent conflicts, including the Gaza wars, have simply been forums for massive force.
The face of Israel nowadays is that of settlement thugs behind whom a cowardly Benjamin Netanyahu hides.
A government that can't or won't move a few shacks out of an illegal West Bank outpost will not reach an agreement with the Palestinians unless powerful pressure is placed on it, including harsh sanctions.
Opinion Israel's Left Barely Exists, While Its Political Center Is Filled With Cowards and Sycophants
If Israel had a real left, it would say that Zionism was needed to rescue European Jewry, not a campaign to liberate sacred stones.
The territories are not Israel, but rather a colony that heaps shame on Zionism and on Jewish history.
Democracy requires acceptance of the majority decision, but it does not mandate recognition of the rightness or the moral legitimacy of the majority.
The center is closer to Likud than the left, so the Paris conference is an important step if the United States and European Union treat it with the necessary gravitas.