Relatives of a 19-year-old U.S. citizen killed in Israel’s 2010 storming of a Turkish-led aid flotilla are suing former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak for the raid, in which nine activists died.
Israel’s political leaders have lined up against the Iran deal. Not so its security establishment, which is urging Benjamin Netanyahu to work with the U.S. rather than fight a quixotic battle to scuttle the agreement, J.J. Goldberg reports.
The final deadline passed this afternoon for Israel’s political parties to register for the March 17 Knesset elections. Several last-minute decisions will substantially affect the map in the weeks ahead:
Netanyahu is reported to be stalling the nomination of Israel’s next IDF chief. His reasons are a topic of hot speculation — but J.J. Goldberg says the facts speak for themselves.
Three of Israel’s senior ex-defense officials came out last week, almost simultaneously, with blistering attacks on the security policies of Netanyahu’s coalition.
A furious war of words has erupted between IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz and Shin Bet director Yoram Cohen over the question: Did Hamas plan a war or stumble into it?
Netanyahu is planning a massive new wave of construction in the West Bank. It may calm his restive allies in the settler-backed Jewish Home party — but it’s sure to anger others.
Israel’s defense establishment is bracing for what’s shaping up to be an ugly, if familiar, confrontation: the selection of the next IDF chief of staff.
The Israeli military has sent what amounts to a barely disguised message to the political leadership and the troops in the latest round of senior command promotions.
Israel’s security professionals are taking a common-sense approach to peace talks. That increasingly puts them on a collision course with right-wing ideologues.