Should the next government end up being led by Netanyahu, every Israeli will live to mourn the demise of Israel as a democratic and Jewish state and the home of brave pioneers who made a millennium-long dream a reality.
Discontinuing security collaboration and reinventing the duties of the PA as a self-governing body of the Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza are crucial to addressing the power imbalances between the occupied and the occupier.
Do Americans support their government's policy toward Israel, and have their feelings changed over the years? From the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research archive...
As of this writing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life. Having been at the top of the Israeli political lexicon for the past six years, Netanyahu is trying to make history on Tuesday, March 17.
At a time when the Middle East is a minefield of socio-religious tensions, such interactions between disparate communities seem especially rare. But when they happen, they can be transformative.
The development of Gaza Marine would undoubtedly be a positive step. However, the exploration of Palestinian gas reserves must not be permitted solely in return for Israel securing gas purchase agreements with neighboring countries. Such hijacking of the Palestinian gas reserves merely reinforces Israel's control of Palestinian resources.
During the past few weeks, as the elections approach, right-wing parties repeat time and again that "there is no partner" on the Palestinian side, but we have shown that this is just an excuse used by nationalists who don't want there to be a partner.
This last week before the Israeli elections has been a roller coaster of hope laced with a good dose of despair.
I heard a sigh from DD, the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove. It had taken a little longer to get back to me this time.
DD, the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove had by now outlined for me the first three steps of her "Step by Step" approach to breaking up the Middle East iceberg.
The only possible solution to the problem of Israel and Palestine, it is generally assumed, is to recognize the two peoples and divide the land between them. The only question, it appears, is where to draw the line and what happens to people who end up on the wrong side.
First it was Clint Eastwood and American Sniper. For the sake of educating myself on all things mainstream, I endured two hours of this peculiar Western devotion to fiction, violence and American exceptionalism.
Netanyahu has legitimate cause to sound the alarm about the threat Iran poses. His speech, however, will do little to improve the substance of any agreement. What is more injurious is his insinuation that Obama will accede to a "bad deal" even though it will be to Israel's detriment.
For Netanyahu, the story of Purim, which comes from the Book of Esther, was a story about Jewish survival in the face of intended annihilation. But he forgot to finish the story.
Forget Bibi Netanyahu, the return of RuPaul's Drag Race has reminded me why for years I've thought the best shot the world has at peace in the Middle East is to send RuPaul over to rule as empress.
DD, the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove, surprised me with an analogy when she got back in touch.