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?
Novelist David Grossman spoke Saturday night at a peace rally at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.
The tunnels zigzagging beneath Gaza are a major front in both Israel’s military campaign — and the debate over it. J.J. Goldberg explains why it’s such an important story.
As Israel mourns the loss of three boys, military figures debate politicians over how hard to hit back — and at whom. Would it be ‘irresponsible’ to target Hamas?
Israeli police received a desperate call from one of the three kidnapped youth but dismissed it as a prank, J.J. Goldberg reports. Could they have been rescued?
Yediot Ahronot published a survey of Israeli Jewish adults on May 5, aimed at showing where the nation stood on its 66th birthday and where the younger generation was headed. Broken down by generation — over 50, 35 to 49 and under 35 — it shows a population that’s growing steadily more religious, more politically right-wing and more pessimistic about where the country is headed and their own generation’s economic prospects.
Israel’s decision to suspend the peace talks is really three separate decisions. J.J. Goldberg explains how the move is sensible, questionable and downright inexcusable.
This is a news flash for anyone who’s waiting to hear the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declare publicly in Arabic that he’s ready to recognize and make peace with Israel. He said it. You can watch it here.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies insist that Israel must maintain military control over the Jordan River. But why?
The Mideast peace talks are taking place under a veil of secrecy. That’s supposed to build trust — but so far it’s only leading to speculation about shared ill will.