The defense minister is not omnipotent. In reality, he decides much less than most people think he does.
IDF commander Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot is unlike many of his predecessors. He sees his job as to protect the country, not the interests of the prime minister.
Russian missiles are flowing to Iran (and possibly Hezbollah), the U.S. is withdrawing from the region, and Netanyahu has done little to prepare.
Tel Avivians were shocked by last Friday's shootings in the city, which left three people dead, but Netanyahu's incitement-filled speech afterward was truly horrifying.
The children who kill and wound us will grow up and multiply. And were buying a bunch of stealth fighters.
When a woman says no, its important to understand what she means. But when Israel says no and the world doesnt understand what it means, then were really in trouble.
You can call it whatever you please, but this is a popular Palestinian uprising that stems from a feeling of having nothing to lose.
Rivlin has turned out to be the peoples president, a seeker of peace and an impregnable wall against the forces that threaten to destroy Israels democracy.
Once, when someone begged then-IDF Chief of Staff Haim Laskov to appoint someone else to a senior position because 'hes a good guy,' Laskov countered, 'then let him marry your sister.'
We talked to Sadat, we talked to Assad and to Arafat. Well probably end up talking to Hezbollah leader Nasrallah and to Irans leader Khamenei as well. Maybe even with Obama. Certainly with Hamas.