An imaginary holiday interview
Aluf Benn is the editor-in-chief of Haaretz Newspaper. He has followed the country's leadership, foreign policy, and national security, covering six prime ministers from Yitzhak Rabin through Benjamin Netanyahu's second term, and reporting on Israeli-Arab wars and peace efforts since the Oslo Accords in 1993.
His work has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and Newsweek, and he is a regular contributor to The Guardian.
Benn holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a degree from Tel Aviv University.
He offered to enshrine the Declaration of Independence in law back in the 1960s, was one of the first Israelis to extend a hand to the Arab minority and helped make Arafat a partner in peace. Saying goodbye to Uri Avnery
Subterranean digging, a new generation of armored personnel carriers, aerial defense by remote control – we got a close look at the IDF's responses to mounting tension on its borders
It was one of the Israeli army's most successful operations, but was censored for over a decade. Now, a Haaretz investigation goes behind the scenes of the 2007 strike on 'The Cube,' shortly before it became an active nuclear reactor: From the intelligence failures and American foot-dragging, to the arguments at the top levels and the threats of a total war with Syria
Syria Strike Revealed The Intelligence Failure: It Took Years for Israel to Discover Syria's Reactor
'The scary thing is that Assad and the North Koreans were building a plutogenic reactor right under our noses for five or six years'
The bombing of the nuclear reactor near the Euphrates River reshaped Israel’s defense policy – and led to the downfall of the Olmert government
Shimon Peres, as Captured in a Confidant's Diary: Suicidal Thoughts, Manipulations and Locker Room Talk
For nearly three decades, Avi Gil was a senior aide to Shimon Peres. Now, the discreet adviser has published a memoir in which he reveals what he saw close-up: Peres in his greatness and pettiness
The week of Netanyahu’s greatest achievement is also the week in which he’ll face the most serious questioning yet ■ His popularity rests on his significant achievements, and as long as that’s the case, many will keep supporting him – even if they believe he’s guilty
The police commissioner isn't afraid of the prime minister and now his man at the Ministry of Communications has crossed the line to turn against him
He seems willing to lie, coerce others to lie and undermine the foundations of democracy, but the suspicions will break him
U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem was a gift for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his real fight - the one against Palestinian nationalism
Opinion Gambling With Israel's Fate in 'Blood Poker': The Report That Predicted Disaster Ahead of '82 Lebanon War
Sometimes the scoop of a lifetime is lurking in a hallway conversation
Netanyahu is now playing the lead role in 'Regime Change in Jerusalem.' These are the first episodes, but in the finale, a new leader will sit on the throne
On his Europe trip, the prime minister criticized the Trump administration amid its weakness in Congress. Now he hopes Israel's corruption investigators will be deterred by his tough talk
'The Tanks of Tammuz,' Shabtai Teveth’s reporting on the Six-Day War, tells the story of the officers and soldiers who endured real fighting, no walkover — and of the triumphant atmosphere that followed
Silvers had a keen perception for news, a superb sense of timing and a unique ability to recruit high-quality, professional writers in their fields.
It took Trump's envoy two meetings with the Israeli PM to plant a mine in the heart of the right-wing governing coalition and bring Israel to the brink of early elections.
Israel's justice minister has created a court that will serve her political aim of perpetuating the occupation and annexing the West Bank without granting the Palestinians citizenship.
The U.S. president could give Netanyahu backing, or whip up a storm. In either case, the premier will from now on be judged by his good behavior and flattery vis-à-vis Trump.
What are those below Netanyahu in the hierarchy to understand from the prime minister’s behavior?