Israel lost its most honored senior statesman, the last active member of its founding generation, with the death of Shimon Peres, the former ceremonial state president and ex-prime minister.
The day before the American presidential debate, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in New York, working his famous charm on the two major candidates.
And what he seriously believes deserves way more of our rage, J.J. Goldberg writes.
On the surface, the quick arrest of a suspect in the weekend bomb wave in New York and New Jersey might look like it’s brought some closure to the frightening series of events.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to raise the collective blood pressure of official Washington to dangerous levels on September 9, charging in an online video that evacuating Israeli West Bank settlers, as Palestinians demand, would amount to “ethnic cleansing.” What’s more, he said, “some otherwise enlightened countries even promote this outrage.”
If Hillary Clinton is inaugurated president next January, she’ll be the second-oldest person ever to take that initial oath. At age 69 years, 88 days, she’ll be topped only by Ronald Reagan, who was 261 days older — 69 years, 349 days — at his inauguration in 1981.
Clinton leads Trump two-to-one among Jews, but Trump leads by the same two-to-one margin among Orthodox Jews, J.J. Goldberg writes.
In both countries, the public refuses to believe the experts even though their information is accurate and urgent, J.J. Goldberg writes.
Why do my readers keep insisting, despite the facts, that ‘Palestinians are totally opposed to any solution which allows Israel to continue’?
Most Israelis and Palestinians would support a two-state solution, but falsely believe that most others around them reject this model.