Is there another United Nations member-state that the British Royals have so consistently and assiduously snubbed in this way?
Israel has no moral defense for its aerial bombing of Gaza; its high number of civilian deaths were inevitable and therefore unjustifiable.
Before the Gaza disengagement, settler violence was precluded by the heavy presence of police and army – which is what Israel should use today against Yitzhar’s cowardly pogromchiks.
Kerry’s 'apartheid affair’ shows yet again how the political and media noisemakers fixate on a subsidiary issue and the impotent peace camp can’t shift the focus back to substance.
'One gun, one military authority,’ demanded Israel of the Palestinians, so why is its government now using the Fatah-Hamas rapprochement as grounds for an end to all negotiations?
In a 2004 conversation, the PLO chief sought to show that a modern-day believer can cherish the Holy Land yet still conduct talks on its future.
Netanyahu’s dilemma is a truly cruel one. Pro-Russian sentiment among Israeli officials can certainly be understood, when one looks upon the past.
The foreign ministry strikers are stained by the dishonor of never standing tall against policies that they well know are leading Israel to international leprosy and domestic disaster.
Netanyahu’s insistence on recognition of Israel as the 'Jewish state’ reflects his imperious version of Zionism - which he is trying to force down Palestinian throats.
Once religious Judaism and fundamentalist nationalism are deliberately yoked together, differentiating between ritual and incitement is becoming far more complex.
The dream of Israel's peace camp is coming true: Strong foreign support pushing Israel to end the occupation. Its leaders must not leave the field to the religious right's rejectionism.
Does Prime Minister Netanyahu agree with his coalition partner’s destructive dogmatism? The answer will decide the fate of the peace process.
Israel should learn from the British royals what qualities make a head of state, and not leave it to sordid political horse-trading.
Atmosphere of populist suspicion surrounding Netanyahu makes it hard to have serious and dispassionate conversation about a prime minister’s need for respite.
When Prime Minister Netanyahu invokes 'the spirit of the Maccabees,' he probably isn't thinking about their respectful cultivation of the superpower of the day; but he should.
The 'hunt for incitement' by both Israelis and Palestinians sometimes veers toward the hysterical, and is too often steeped in ignorance of the other's religious texts and traditions.
The new Labor leader must push the peace agenda as an expression of his own character and beliefs, not as an echo of the Labor Party aristocracy into which he was born.
American Jewish leaders aren’t showing concern for Israel and ordinary Israelis when they badmouth the country's dark Orthodox 'fiefdom.' Their only concern is themselves.
The prime minister's demagogic lumping together of the (existential) Iranian threat and the (unmilitarized) Palestinians only weakens support for his policy on Iran.
Enshrining the two-state solution in a binding resolution means that both Israel and the Palestinians would have to act in terms of their international obligations, at long last.
Turkish prime minister's unbalanced hostility toward Israel damages both countries' strategic and political interests and is also a violent revocation of a proud, shared history between Muslims and Jews.
History will damn the Israeli prime minister's obsessive demand for the Palestinians to commit heart and soul to the idea of Israel as the 'Jewish State' as a precondition for peace.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the greatest Sephardi Talmud scholar and rabbinic judge in centuries, was cynically exploited by Shas apparatchiks for their own political purposes.
It's perfectly legitimate for Israel to recognize the Holocaust as a key factor in formulating its defense policy, despite the liberal polemics seeking a 'post-Holocaust' Israel.
The writer of last Friday's Haaretz editorial, who in effect declared that Judaism is racism, forgot that it is their faith community, not their 'genetic' community, that rabbis, like other clerics, try to preserve.
Why is only Judaism, of all the faith communities that strive to preserve their profile and encourage 'in-marriage,' designated racist?
Prime Minister Netanyahu recently stated that any agreement with Mahmoud Abbas 'be submitted to the people for a decision.' He certainly wasn't including the Palestinian people in his referendum call.
Self-righteous attempts to recast President Peres as anti-hero are blind to the stunning relevancy of his belated, but whole-hearted, repentance for his role in establishing post-'67 settlements and his re-embrace of the two-state solution.
Golda understood, deeply, the difference between her prewar diplomatic posturing and her fateful, historic duty to lead the stricken nation in the war itself. In a very real way, she was the victor of the Yom Kippur War.
A British Foreign Office minister has met the Belzer Rebbe, a key force for political moderation and social progress in the Haredi world. Now it’s the Israeli peace camp’s turn.