The two-state solution was never killed — not by Israel or the U.S. — because in the Palestinian vision, it was never conceived.
For the truth of the matter is, in the Israeli context, more religion — of whatever kind — translates into greater illiberalism.
American Jews developed their unique brand of Judaism in an environment that viewed religion as compatible with pluralism, civil rights and democracy.
Is the Arab and Islamic world, and the Palestinians among them, ready to acknowledge that the Jewish people have the right to self-determination?
Israel’s Independence Day is the one day in the Hebrew calendar which truly belongs to the atheist rebels who founded Zionism.
Israel is the outcome of deliberate Jewish action — not of foreign hand-outs.
Born in Israel, I was raised to believe in the absolute primacy of Jewish life in Israel and in aliyah as the only legitimate choice for Jews living a life of exile outside it. It is only as a teenager that I encountered a somewhat different view of aliyah.
In the Jewish world, as elsewhere, old structures are cracking in the face of new challenges. Most of these structures, unable to adapt to a new age, will break and be overtaken by new ones now being devised in the minds of young activists sitting in cafés in the world’s major cities. A select few will succeed in adapting and transforming themselves, privileged to continue writing an illustrious history in a new century.