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Benjamin Netanyahu Did It Again

James Zogby | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been engaged in public negotiations designed to bring Isaac Herzog into his coalition government. And then, out of the blue, Netanyahu did a complete reversal, dropping Herzog and instead bringing the far right Avigdor Lieberman into his government.

Israel Defense Chief Quits, Warns Of Rise Of 'Extremist' Elements

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.20.2016 | World

Israel's defense minister resigned on Friday, saying the nation was being taken over by "extremist and dangerous elements" after Prime Minister Benjam...

Israeli Defense Minister Sees No Peace With Palestinians In His Lifetime

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

HERZLIYA, Israel, June 9 (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister said on Tuesday he did not believe a stable peace agreement could be reached with the P...

How Netanyahu Committed Political Suicide

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.03.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Netanyahu's insistence on passing a bill that will define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is as disgraceful as his denial that Israel is not an occupying power. If the bill were to pass now or in the future, it would blow up what's left of Israel's democracy and destroy rather than save the Jews' last haven for which they have yearned for centuries.

The Real Danger to Israel's Security Is Netanyahu

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

One need not look far and wide to discern Netanyahu's disingenuousness and misguided policies that have only undermined Israel's future security. He uses his political skills to deceive and mislead in order to "protect himself from political defeat" while disregarding what is best for the future of the state.

More to the US-Israel Spat Than Meets the Eye

James Zogby | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

The "conventional wisdom", as projected by some former U.S. officials and pro-Israel groups, is that Israelis will only make peace when they are given everything they want and feel secure. In fact, the opposite is true. It is only external pressure -- especially from the U.S. -- that historically has forced Israelis to make the right choice.

Erdogan Needs a Spasm of Lucidity

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Erdogan must realize that his policy of "zero problems with neighbors" has been a dismal failure, his domestic policy that spreads fear rather than freedom will come back to haunt him, and his blind support of extremist groups such as Hamas will catch up with him.

In Pursuit of Peace in the Middle East -- Neither Palestine's Agent Nor Israel's Lawyer

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

I shall be ever admiring of the Jewish people, even if being "God's chosen" has been far from easy. The Jewish people have survived with faith, intel...

Shulamit Aloni -- I Cannot Imagine Israel Without Her Meretz

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

The word 'Meretz' means energy in Hebrew, and Aloni's unique energy mobilized change in Israel on all human dimensions since its founding more than half a century ago.

Where Are the Leaders to Answer the Call?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.22.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Neither Netanyahu nor Abbas has demonstrated bold and visionary leadership, which is surely needed at this fateful juncture. The Israeli-Palestinian annals are saturated with self-denial and resistance to the inevitable, and there is little evidence that much has changed.

Israel's Defense Minister Calls John Kerry Messianic And Obsessive

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2014 | World

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's quest for Israel...

Moshe Ya'alon, Israel's Vice Premier, Cancels U.K. Visit Over Arrest Fears

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon recently canceled a planned trip to Britain for fear of being arrested there. Ya'alon was invited to London to atte...

The Hyposcrisy of "Universal Jurisdiction"

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

It is disgraceful that Israeli leaders cannot walk the streets of London safely, while Hamas and Hezbollah leaders are honored and celebrated.