J.J. Goldberg digs deeper into the conflicting roles that Benjamin Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon played in George W. Bush’s disastrous war in Iraq — and what it means for Iran today.
Yehuda Avner, a speechwriter and advisor to four Israeli prime ministers, has died.
Yitzhak Rabin left a legacy of leadership, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said at a memorial for the slain prime minister.
Israeli police launched an investigation into a well-known haredi Orthodox rabbi’s statement that Finance Minister Yair Lapid could be assassinated in the same way as Yitzhak Rabin.
Amid the outpouring of tributes to Ariel Sharon, a few offer unexpected insights — some into the life and character of Sharon, others into the character of the writers, says J.J. Goldberg.
Avraham Verdiger, who died November 27, was the last Knesset representative of Haredi Judaism’s dwindling labor-progressive wing, Poalei Agudat Yisrael.
Nelson Mandela’s death reminds J.J. Goldberg of a less-complicated time when Jewish and African freedom struggles went hand in hand.
Some 35,000 Israelis from all walks of society gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to mark the 18th anniversary of the assassination of the former prime minister.