Army Radio's falling into line behind its political patrons reflects the built-in problem of a military radio station in Israeli democracy.
Only someone who acknowledges the humanity of his enemy can fight him when necessary, and make peace with him when possible.
We leftists whine and complain, we only talk about how bleak and hopeless life is in Israel. We alienate all those Israelis whose support we need to bring political change.
Various segments of society are closing themselves off in specialized neighborhoods and selective community settlements, showing the degree to which we lack confidence in the face of anyone who is different.
As the Syrian tragedy enters its sixth year, the world has plenty of excuses for not putting an end to the carnage.
Avichai Mendelblit was an inspirational figure in the long-running saga to find a solution to the dispute about prayer and access at the Western Wall.