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 we’re buying a bunch of stealth fighters.
When a woman says no, it’s important to understand what she means. But when Israel says no and the world doesn’t understand what it means, then we’re 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 people’s president, a seeker of peace and an impregnable wall against the forces that threaten to destroy Israel’s democracy.
Once, when someone begged then-IDF Chief of Staff Haim Laskov to appoint someone else to a senior position because 'he’s a good guy,' Laskov countered, 'then let him marry your sister.'
We talked to Sadat, we talked to Assad and to Arafat. We’ll probably end up talking to Hezbollah leader Nasrallah and to Iran’s leader Khamenei as well. Maybe even with Obama. Certainly with Hamas.
The prime minister bears responsibility for everything bad that happens among us and around us.
Let's reserve the celebratory receptions and torch-lighting honors for our real heroes.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs to see the bigger picture and stop sowing strife and conflict in Washington.
Judging by a recent speech, former Prime Minister Ehud Barak is planning a political comeback. Just don't expect to hear it from him.
Some thoughts on the week’s events, from the career of Cicciolina to ‘The Haim and Sheldon Show’ and the Oren Hazan farce.
Every Israeli should take to heart and internalize: The issue is not what America wants but what Israel must do for its own good.
Netanyahu feels more secure in his position than ever before. There are no talented people threatening him, and he is certain he will prevail over Obama.
How did he get into a situation in which not only can he not stand his Likud party colleagues, they cannot stand him either?
Moshe Kahlon, the next finance minister, mustn’t let his winning smile turn into Yair Lapid’s arrogance and frivolousness.
The man who helped launch an anti-corruption campaign ended up being super corrupt. He proved that the sin of hubris is destructive in politics.