'Anyone wishing to advance an agreement in the Land of Israel must create a narrative of conciliation, built not on ignorance but on an understanding of the sensitivities of the other side'
Ephraim Sneh is a former MK for the Labor Party. He has served as a cabinet minister and a deputy minister and today is chair of the Center for Strategic Dialogue at Netanya Academic College.
A military incursion that ends the rule by Hamas and other extremists isn't the only possibility
Demonstrations of friendship with Putin and Trump did not help when they forged an accord on Syria – and it is a grave strategic blow to Israel
Zionist Union chief Isaac Herzog’s ideas about separation in the capital reflect rare political courage.
The Israeli government is working hard to change the map on the ground, while telling the people and the world that we have no partner with whom to talk.
Jerusalem must take an active role to shore up King Abdullah's rule and our ties with his country.
Today Hezbollah's strength is several times greater than it was in the summer of 2006, certainly far greater than it was in May 2000.
The current crisis between Israel and the United States is fundamental and serious. Even if a nominal solution is found, it will be temporary.
The conduct of Abbas, the most courageous partner we have had, is in large measure a by-product of our missed opportunities.
Engaging the Americans in "arm-wrestling" will not help. Ultimately, Israel is a democratic country where the Knesset makes the decisions.
The practical negation, or significant delay, of the Israeli option for action against Iran may have existential implications for the State of Israel.
It is necessary to vanquish Hamas, and military campaigns and arrests are not enough - it is imperative to bring about its political-public defeat via another Palestinian element.
If Abu Mazen is a partner in the struggle against Hamas, then he must be treated as such. He shouldn't be preached at, he should be helped. That is the choice before us: an arrangement with Mahmoud Abbas or a renewed war with his successors, the Hamas.
The simplest thing to do, a step the success of which will bring about a substantial change in the situation, is a cooperative and coordinated implementation of Israel's exit from the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria.
Gaza in chaos, supported by international welfare organizations, and controlled by armed gangs - that is the model that will prevent any Israeli from even considering a continuation of the disengagement process in the West Bank.
Today, Iran can deal Israel painful conventional blows, organize terror attacks in Israel and abroad, and hurl massive volleys of rockets toward its population centers.