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.
Some Jewish leaders think it’s OK to ban anti-Israel groups. The same people get angry when Pamela Geller is disinvited from speaking. J.J. Goldberg digs deeper.
Hamas’s positions are as intransigent as ever. The movement won’t control terrorist violence emanating from Gaza and, indeed, won’t renounce terrorism against Israeli targets.
Should Israel’s two-day weekend include Friday or Sunday? The question goes to the heart of whether the country is part of the Middle East or the West, Yossi Alpher writes.
The N.Y. Times-owned International Herald Tribune has a very disturbing, must-read op-ed piece today by Yossi Alpher, “Who Rules Israel?”. If you’ve been feeling out of sorts lately about what feels like a mounting assault on beleaguered Israeli peace and human rights advocates by an ever-more influential far right, Alpher makes the case, in a pretty authoritative way, that it’s probably worse than you think.