Amitai Etzioni

Force of Destruction: Is there a way to prevent the deaths of civilians?

Israel's Moral Dilemma in Waging Gaza War

Israel faces a seemingly impossible task in Gaza: fighting militants willing to fight amid a civilian population. Amitai Etzioni explores the moral and tactical challenges.

Enough Room for Two Peoples in Holy Land

Ari Shavit’s ‘My Promised Land’ rests on the premise that Jews forced Palestinians off their land to found Israel. Amitai Etzioni says that simply isn’t the case.

In the Valley: The border area with Jordan is one of vital security interest to Israel and vital political interest for the Palestinians.

Breaking Through the Impasse on the Jordan Valley

Control of the Jordan Valley has become a point of contention in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Amitai Etzioni thinks he has a way to solve the central problem.

Looking Beyond Israel’s Withdrawal From Gaza...

The headlines from the Middle East these days are full of optimism. Prime Minister Sharon and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have been all smiles since this month’s summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, and Sunday’s Israeli Cabinet approval of the Gaza disengagement plan is being taken as a major step toward finally ending the conflict.The

Red State, Blue State, Light Meat, Dark Meat

As my students were packing to go home for Thanksgiving, I asked them what effect “Post-Election Stress Syndrome” was going to have on their holidays. Only two expected any troubles.One explained that his parents were dyed-in-the-wool Republicans and that they would tease him mercilessly for having worked his tail off