This is how Shimon Peres could have left Oslo’s architects behind, battled Yasser Arafat and terrorism, and put the Jordanian option back on the table
Joel Singer, who drafted the accords, left Israel broken-hearted in the wake of Rabin’s assassination. He tells Haaretz about the missed opportunities and calls on the current government not to destroy the foundations of a future peace deal
That's what President Rivlin more or less said last week, and he was wrong. Still, Israeli high-tech needs to attract a much more diverse labor pool than just secular Jewish men
After Yair Netanyahu claimed he was being unfairly targeted while the sons of other prime ministers get a pass, Ehud Olmert's two sons take him to task
Despite four leaders dying in the past decade, the commemoration budget hasn't risen in ten years.
Late-president's son, Chemi, lights family's menorah, likens Obama's eight years in the White House to the Hanukkah oil miracle.
The U.S. president set to honor late Israeli president by using menorah owned by his family for generations, with Peres' son Chemi and granddaughter Mika Almog in attendance.
With her appointment in 1972 as director general of the State Comptroller's Office, Renana Gutman, who died last month at the age of 92, made feminist history in the country.
Arab citizens do not want to give up on their citizenship – they aspire to live as a national minority in a democratic country.
All those who don’t understand why it was so difficult for the Palestinian-Israelis’ political representatives to show their final respects to Shimon Peres, should recall Arafat’s funeral and the 'respect' shown him by the Israelis.
'Jordan is also Palestine,' the late Shimon Peres tells then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin, declassified minutes of a top secret meeting ahead of Camp David reveal.
The Arab public is sick of finding itself caught in the middle, under attack, when its leadership marches headlong, with great enthusiasm, into the heart of the conflict.
Prime Minister Netanyahu announces intention to rename nuclear research center recognizing Peres' contribution to Israel's nuclear knowledge.
Initiative to walk out on addresses from Arab MKs arises after they refused to attend the funeral of former president Shimon Peres.
The quest for peace should find its bearings in 2017 with leaders, voices and a language part of the present and future, not just the past.
Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank refuse to be bullied into grieving for a figure Israeli Jews call a 'man of peace'. Did they eulogize our national heroes?
When suitable, we granted the Palestinians freedom of movement. When it empowered them too much, we revoked it. At most of these junctures, Peres was there.
By refusing to conform, Joint List has made a defiant statement about what they really think about their place in the Jewish and democratic state – while we are refusing to listen, and certainly to internalize.
Israeli lawmakers from across the aisle say Yuli Edelstein should have invited opposition leader Isaac Herzog to eulogize Peres and done more to prevent the boycott of Arab MKs.
Two speeches by the U.S. president were more precise, on-point and moving than anything said by any center-left Israeli leader of the past generation.
The radical shift that the Arab party has undergone prevents it from joining in Israeli mourning.
As in years past, no Israeli official came to Saturday's memorial ceremony for the 12 Arab citizens killed by police in October 2000. Yet the Israeli establishment is outraged that Arab MKs stayed away from Shimon Peres' funeral the day before.
After attending the funeral alongside Obama and Bill Clinton, the British royal went to Church of Mary Magdalene on the Mount of Olives to visit the grave of his paternal grandmother, a righteous among the nations.
Mayor of Sakhnin says decision to visit mourning family is not move in opposition to Arab MKs who refused to attend Peres' funeral.
The full moral responsibility for the image of Israel has been passed onto Shimon Peres' political heirs. It's a scary time, but also one of real opportunity.
The ceremony for Peres showed that the Western world would love nothing more than to welcome Israel into the fold. An end to the brutal occupation would end the country’s pariah status in an instant.
'Justice and hope,' Obama reminded us, 'are at the heart of the Zionist idea.'
Whitewashing Oslo is out of the question. The only way out is to whitewash Shimon Peres himself.
Unlike other Jews who succeeded him in power, Peres always knew that to be a Jew also meant to be universal and moral; to be on the correct, enlightened side of history.
Palestinian president's bureau and Israeli Arab party that boycotted funeral were in touch, but disagreed over attendance; Palestinian official suspended after criticizing Abbas for visit.