A famous 1992 claim that the clash between Western civilization and Islam would be the new global battleground has ultimately proved wide off the mark.
Leon Hadar is a senior analyst at a geostrategic consulting company.
American actress Scarlett Johansson is Jewish according to Jewish law, but should that automatically make Israel her nation-state? A proposed basic law stipulates so.
Lapid could act contrary to the pundits’ expectations and demand the foreign affairs portfolio in the new government and Israel could find itself in a world that isn’t totally against it, able to work with the White House, where there’s a friend prepared to help it, if only it is ready to first help itself.
Netanyahu’s main problem is that the American public is not interested in buying his policies.
The Kadima and Labor parties need to recognize that not unlike the Republicans in the United States, they are now in the midst of a crucial electoral rearguard fight.
When the U.S. charged into Vietnam, it made a series of tragic blunders motivated by a desire to never again face a Hitler-level threat. Let's hope Israel's leaders don't repeat the same mistake.
Conventions and laws have changed over the years to reflect shifting public attitudes. But for Olmert to accept favors from wealthy donors is still political corruption.
The elites are attempting to preserve an unstable status quo out of fear that embracing a coherent immigration policy would require a clear definition of the national and cultural identity of the state.
Israel would be wise to learn the lessons of Iraq before it embarks on a risky adventure in Iran.
There is no anti-Israel aspect to the Republican presidential candidate's opposition to giving Israel aid, he is opposed in principle to foreign aid, which he sees as a waste of money.
Unlike Great Britain in 1947, the United States cannot pass the Middle East torch to a friendly global power willing to assume its responsibilities.
If Obama is re-elected next year, don't be surprised if he treats Netanyahu as a member of the Republican-Likud team.
The 1979 Iran crisis produced a heated debate over the U.S. policy response. Obama's response to the Egypt crisis has enjoyed wide bipartisan support.