Imagine what Israel would be like today had the negotiations that began at Oslo ended in success — had Yitzhak Rabin completed the task of bringing peace and Yasser Arafat, instead of riding the tiger of terrorism, fought terrorism
It may not bring peace, but at the very least a Gaza university graduate recruited by an Israeli high-tech firm is unlikely to be drawn to Hamas.
For 15 years he has been shooting words directly at the heart of the left, but since he too sees the occupation as an existential threat to a Jewish and democratic Israel, he is shooting himself in the heart as well.
Never doubt that the day will eventually come when peace becomes a reality, not a dream.
Former diplomat Dennis Ross ignores, in his new book, the fact that the more Israel moves away from being democratic and Jewish, the less successful U.S. policy is – by its own definition. He was part of the problem.
Kulanu, which promised to represent the middle path in Israeli society, is the only partner in the coalition that betrays its voters.
Netanyahu is relying on the belief that Europe won’t stop him from managing the conflict until he has put an end to any diplomatic solution. And for now, he is succeeding in holding the European rope at both ends.
How is it possible to harm Jewish communities that bring us, year after year, the World Cup in international protest and condemnation?
Three and a half years ago the Zionist Union leader drew up a peace plan in which he proposed Israel’s immediate recognition of Palestine as an independent state.
Netanyahu’s unequivocal disavowal of the two-state solution leaves Kulanu party only one option: to recommend that Herzog form the next government.
Herzog and Livni also bear responsibility for the growth of the settler population in the past decade.
‘There is no greater crime than the occupation,’ the former Haaretz editor-in-chief used to say. First and foremost he meant the crime against the Jewish people, Zionism and Israel’s diplomatic interests.
If only 1 million Israelis, instead of 1,000, would sign the petition calling on European parliaments to recognize Palestine and save Israel from the occupation's wickedness.
Those who were partners to the policies that deepen the occupation are not at liberty to criticize the government and go on with their lives.
If once peace was an elusive but much-sought goal in Israel, it has over the last decade been abandoned by most of the Israeli media and public.
Israel, and not only the Palestinians, should honor the 'Quartet's conditions.'
Despite what my colleague Ari Shavit says, the peace process with the Palestinians has failed due to Israeli recalcitrance.
During 21 years of partial interim agreements, the PA president has learned that in Israel, there is nothing more permanent than something that's temporary. A response to Shlomo Avineri.
When Ambassador Michael Oren says the makers of "The Gatekeepers" are compromising the state’s public relations efforts, his are just the latest words in a worrying trend of trying to quiet anyone who dares to be critical.
On the question of a one-state solution, Akiva Eldar tells Haaretz blogger Carlo Strenger: Your frustration and disappointment from the setbacks on the path to the two-state solution is leading you and many other good Israeli peacenicks to an illusion.