The Israeli state attorney general is taking Breaking the Silence to court to reveal the identities of the soldiers who testified to the organization as part of the state’s war crimes investigation, a move that the group says will severely undermine the work it does.
The wave of public support for a soldier awaiting court-martial for homicide is a sort of Israeli parallel to the Donald Trump phenomenon, J.J. Goldberg writes.
Students who believe Breaking the Silence promulgates dangerous fictions are nonetheless glad that the group spoke at Columbia Hillel. Here’s why.
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?
This was posted this morning at Haaretz in Hebrew by Niv Shtendel, an Israeli blogger, filmmaker, author, film and television critic for Haaretz and Maariv. It describes his experience of — and impressions of — Operation Protective Edge as a middle-aged reservist called up to the front. My translation, so any mistakes are mine alone. (Hat tip to Chemi Shalev for posting it on Facebook.)
If Hamas has the body of an Israeli soldier, they will likely demand the release of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for it. Eliyahu Federman explains why Israel should say no.
Menachem Creditor is a left-leaning rabbi whose peers expect him to condemn Israel’s military actions in Gaza. But he won’t — he can’t — not this time.
Brant Rosen argues that Israel’s latest military operation in Gaza is clearly a war of choice, initiated with cynically political designs.