For some Israelis and American Jews, the story of Israel has lost some of its luster lately. We are caught in an endless series of harsh and confusing moments. But every once in a while, we are reminded of just how astonishing the last century has been. Baseball gives us a break from the bomb scares and boycotts and Bibi. An opportunity to reflect on a greater narrative of ourselves.
The next President has an enormous mess to clean up and each candidate has a significant foreign-policy handicap, writes David Hazony.
Like Herzl, Peres injected a boundless creative energy into the Zionist project from his early days to his last, David Hazony writes.
One year in, the Iran deal is self-evidently misguided to anyone who knows the history, the incentives and the way regimes like Iran’s work, David Hazony writes.
Jane Eisner’s interview with President Obama brings into sharp relief four dramas that have come to a head this year. David Hazony breaks them down — and explains which one is fake.
Michael Oren offers a fascinating insider’s look at Israel’s tempestuous relationship with the U.S. David Hazony says it’s no surprise the ex-ambassador’s book is being pilloried by the Beltway’s chattering class — but history will come down on his side.
Most of what happened in Israel’s election was predictable. But David Hazony says there were a few last-minute surprises that will resonate far beyond the coming weeks.
Netanyahu’s job isn’t to make Americans feel like everything’s okay. It’s to protect Israelis — even if that requires a controversial address to Congress, David Hazony argues.
Benjamin Netanyahu is taking a beating over his planned speech to Congress. David Hazony says if all sides set politics aside, we might see why Bibi is right.
By suspending talks with the Palestinian Authority over its decision to join with Hamas, Israel was taking what can only be called a moral stand, writes David Hazony.