While experts are again explaining why the ‘calm’ has ended, what really needs explanation is the Palestinian restraint in light of Israel’s violence.
All the prophecies of doom that were a source of hope for those who believed the Israeli occupation must come to an end have dissipated.
The year that 'Satanic Verses' came out marked the end of my childhood innocence. That year, my religion teacher taught us that girls who showed skin would burn in hell, that the mujahideen were heroes and that infidels were doomed to die.
As America becomes aware of the alt-right, it should also get acquainted with its mirror image: the alt-left, a loose association of activists with one unifying object of hate: Israel.
Like other trauma-ravaged societies, Israel doesn’t really want to extricate itself from its perpetual state of emergency.
The Labor Party should be pressing itself on what its political message is, how it distinguishes itself from Yesh Atid and Likud.
Maybe the United States ought to have stipulated that the billions of dollars of aid that were approved would go toward pre-determined diplomatic purposes.
The army’s demographic makeup is becoming more religious and gender inclusive; it should be commended for trying to consider everyone.
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U.S. President Barack Obama repeatedly changed positions and avoided getting involved in the Syrian bloodbath. Even he now admits that it haunts him.