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.
In a farewell column concluding 35 years at Haaretz, Akiva Eldar urges Israelis to keep the two-state solution alive.
The most worrying news that came out of the U.S. presidential elections was that American Jews seem to have lost interest in Israel.
Cairo, the site of the U.S. president's 2009 speech, like the entire Arab world, is totally different from what it was at the start of Obama's tenure. The new Middle East reality poses new challenges for the United States, as well as different rules.
The consensus is moving to the right, but that doesn't mean Israeli Jews won't support a deal with the PA if the right leader comes along, a new study shows.
Abbas' statement is in fact a warning to the right-wing government, which threatens to respond to any 'unilateral' move at the UN: When you get a third intifada don't blame me.
The circumstantial evidence indicates that Kahlon's retirement, flattering surveys and the possibility of his heading a 'social' party are no more than a political ploy.
Even in Sydney's well-to-do neighborhoods, there are people who make sure to show their appreciation for the 'original custodians of this land.'
The decision by Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman to renew their old alliance is good news for the peace camp, democracy and humanism in Israel.
Position paper to be distributed to European governments as follow-up to September 2011 request for UN recognition.
In a new book, the former Mossad commander in Beirut documents four decades of Israel's 'shameful attitude' and failed policies vis-à-vis Lebanon.