The Israelis and the Palestinians view the settlements enterprise from a completely different perspective that defines their strategic objectives and is becoming increasingly irreconcilable every time Israel announces the building of new housing units.
As Jews and human beings we must fight bigotry, racism and the violation of human rights wherever it is found. But we must never fight anti-Semitism by making use of the very trait that we are combating: bigotry.
It's been over 15 years since PM Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress stating Israel's goal of economic independence. In 1997, Israel received $3.1 billion in aid from the U.S. In 2012, Israel was still receiving $3.1 billion annually in U.S. aid.
With the Iranian situation in the background, we have another reason for pessimism, some will say realism, about the Israeli-Palestinian talks. They go on, but where to?
The main consequence of Lieberman's acquittal is is that Netanyahu's current government is bound to become more similar to his previous one: committed to a strongly right-wing agenda, but with the legitimacy of centrist coalition partners. This pushes the already faint hopes for peace far beyond the visible horizon.
The last decade has been a painful reminder of a qualitative shift in which journalists, in their responsibility of 'getting the story out,' have become 'legitimate' targets in war.
With the Syrian chemical weapons crisis seemingly behind us, it is high time to tackle the most central issue in the Middle East, namely the Israeli-P...
Outside Ofer prison, near Ramallah on Monday night, thousands of demonstrators gathered to protest the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners.
Israel's fixation on "security" and the harsh measures it employs, presumably to achieve an impregnable national security condition, is making the Palestinians increasingly vulnerable, fostering deeper animosity and militant resistance.
Only when Palestinians are known and their rights are fully recognized will the US feel the need to press for balanced peace that recognizes the rights and needs of Israelis and Palestinians alike.
This weekend, thousands of Jewish settlers and their allies will descend on the Palestinian city of Hebron in a show of force that will also be seen a...
What will it take to ensure that Israel maintains its Jewish national identity while still preserving its democratic nature, given the gloomy demographic picture?
Netanyahu will not be wrong in claiming that the strict regime of sanctions, which came into being in the first place due to Israeli insistence and pressure, is the main reason for the talks, and the seeming softening of the Iranian position. So, if this is the case, he and his government should give the talks a chance and be patient.
"The hope and confidence that this program can instill in youth from low-income communities is priceless. Entrepreneurship, the ability to coherently organize resources into productive activity, remains the bedrock of healthy economies. The potential here is astounding."
While the prime minister ranted against Iran in New York, his government was preparing to implement the Prawer Plan, a blueprint for the expulsion of 40,000 indigenous Bedouin citizens of Israel from their ancestral Negev Desert communities.
Now, after more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more uprooted from their homes or taking refuge in Turkey and Jordan, the muddled situation is becoming clearer.