Leonard Fein


Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him

By Leonard Fein

Credit where credit is due: A year ago, I wrote about Israel’s Deputy Minister of Defense, Dani Danon, that he is Israel’s “enemy within,” perhaps the most dangerous current threat to Israel and a star of Likud, the linchpin of the governing coalitionRead More


When We Stop To Really See Each Other

By Leonard Fein

When We Stop To Really See Each Other
The crisis between Israelis and Palestinians is also the result of dehumanization, writes Leonard Fein. We shouldn’t allow ourselves to stop seeing each other.Read More


Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?

By Leonard Fein

Are Jews Now Safe and Free From Being Haunted?
Leonard Fein wonders if the manifest decline in anti-Semitism is tied in some way to the uptick in attention to the Holocaust?Read More


Which Side Has No One To Talk To?

By Leonard Fein

Which Side Has No One To Talk To?
The regular refrain by the Israelis that they don’t have a partner in the Palestinians might be the very opposite of the truth, Leonard Fein writes.Read More


The Deceptive Style of Settlement Leader Dani Dayan

By Leonard Fein

The Deceptive Style of Settlement Leader Dani Dayan
Settlement leader Dani Dayan has a deceptively palatable style — but his vision hides dark implications for Israel and the Palestinians, writes Leonard Fein.Read More






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