The only Jewish state in the Middle East
Israel is proving to the world that it is most certainly not a state of all its citizens.
The Palestinian refugees – right vs. reality
The prospect of a two-state solution remains the only practical option, based on the 1967 line with significant land swaps. There is nothing new about... Read More
“The right of return” – to where?
A resolution to the refugee problem will also contribute greatly to resolving the conflict with Hamas, as the continuing humanitarian crisis has been fueling the... Read More
Israel and the Palestinian conflict – lessons from the peacekeeper’s toolbox
State-building in Gaza is essential, but it has a Catch-22 quality: there can be non state-building with Hamas but (for as long as they are... Read More
The law of shame that defies Jewish values
This deplorable new law forfeits the Jews’ dream of having a real democratic state in which they take pride; a just and benevolent state at... Read More
Protests in Gaza – changed perceptions from India
The worsening security situation that India faces today at its borders regions is making it see the violence in Gaza through the lens of Kashmir,... Read More
Hamas will invite war in the search for a long-term solution
Those who suggest that Hamas is irredeemable, as many Israelis contend, are simply wrong. Notwithstanding their public statements to the contrary, Hamas knows that Israel... Read More
An open letter to Ismail Haniyeh and Yahya Sinwar
In the end, Mr. Haniyeh and Mr. Sinwar, you and successive Israeli leaders have made many fatal mistakes by missing repeated opportunities to end the... Read More
An open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu
You, Mr. Netanyahu, have a solemn responsibility to end this conflict because not a single Israeli or Palestinian should die in a blood-soaked conflict that... Read More
Seventy years of Palestinian resistance since the establishment of the state of Israel
This month marks not only 70 years since the establishment of Israel and the Palestinian Nakba, but 70 years of ongoing Palestinian resistance.
Israel at seventy – time to celebrate and time to lament
No military might, fences, or walls will provide Israel the safety and security it seeks. Only peace forged from a position of strength would guarantee... Read More
Israeli and Hamas leaders must face the bitter reality
Israel and Hamas must drop any demand that cannot realistically be met, as it only casts serious doubts about each other’s ultimate intentions. Sadly, though,... Read More
“Army of Islam” – Erdogan’s plot against Israel
How many more sinister steps can Erdogan take before the EU and the US recognize that he is a threat against Western strategic interests? He... Read More
Is a war between Israel and Iran/Hezbollah imminent? – part two
The irony is that none of the players involved directly or indirectly in the civil war in Syria want to escalate the conflict by threatening... Read More
Is a war between Israel and Iran/Hezbollah imminent?
Hezbollah, with the full support of Iran, will maintain its threatening posture toward Israel by continuing its efforts to increase its stockpile of weapons, but... Read More
Donald and Bibi – the Blues Brothers
The following is a satirical would-be conversation between Prime Minister Netanyahu (Bibi) and President Trump (Donald) during Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to the White House on... Read More
The US’ enablement jeopardizes Israel’s future
Further enablement of Israel by the US will be the kiss of death to an Israeli-Palestinian peace and will make Israel a pariah state surrounded... Read More
When geopolitical conditions and moral values converge
There is no real adversary today that can potentially destroy Israel. Israel’s greatest enemy comes from within – its misguided leaders, whose blind messianic mission... Read More
Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the prospect of a two-state solution
Trump’s declaration does not in any way foreclose the Palestinians’ aspiration to establish their own capital in East Jerusalem, while maintaining the unity of Jerusalem... Read More
Will the Palestinians ever play their cards right?
Notwithstanding the deplorable Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the blockade over Gaza, blaming Israel solely for the Palestinians’ misfortunes while refusing to look... Read More
Gaza – a disaster in the making
The socio-economic conditions in Gaza are so horrendous that if nothing is done immediately, the whole area is bound to explode in the face of... Read More
Mapping hope in the Israel-Palestine conflict
Two graduate researchers have launched an ambitious project to map levels of hope (or hopelessness) for peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict, with the aim of... Read More
Israel’s intrusion into Palestinian Territories – reality or delusion?
It is community engagements and mediation that can pave the way for peaceful settlement of Israel-Palestine conflict, and not subjective political commentaries.
Lebanon in the eye of the regional storm
Hizbollah’s proven armed capability in Syria, Israel’s perceived political defeat in 2006, coupled with a possible US and Saudi green light, may make confrontation inevitable.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role of President Macron
If President Macron wishes to assert himself on the international stage, as he has shown recently, he should convene, with the support of the European... Read More