A third Israeli-Hamas war – what’s next?
Now that a third Israeli-Hamas war has ended as inconclusively as the two previous wars, will both sides prepare for the next one, or let... Read More
There will be no peace without a process of reconciliation
No one should have the illusion that once a ceasefire is established, Israel and the Palestinians should or can negotiate a peace agreement. Given the... Read More
Biden’s mideast strategy and its geopolitical implications
The Biden administration’s new Middle East strategy is forcing regional powers to reassess their geostrategic interests and act in a manner that might end several... Read More
Israel’s greatest stigma
It is hard to fathom how in a country that boasts about its technological advancements, scientific breakthroughs, economic prosperity, and military prowess, 23 percent of... Read More
As a democracy, Israel shows no moral tenet: El-Halabi’s outcry for justice
It is a stain on Israel – a country that claims to be a beacon of democracy in the Middle East – to engage in... Read More
Normalization alone is not a path for Israeli-Palestinian peace
The current situation is not sustainable, certainly not in the long run. The sooner Israelis and Palestinians realize that they are stuck with one another,... Read More
The last chance for a viable two-state solution
The confluence of regional and international events offers the last chance for a viable two-state solution. Time favors neither side. The Palestinians must not miss... Read More
Israel is engaged in systematic self-destruction
No one can impose any moratorium on the Israeli freedom to discuss any number of views on any issue. This is one of the central... Read More
The moral devastation of the continued occupation
To be sure, while Israel resorts to utilitarian arguments to justify its treatment of the Palestinians, in the process Israel reveals the classic pitfall of... Read More
Trump’s and Netanyahu’s folly
Preventing the establishment of a Palestinian state and enshrining the dream of Greater Israel that Netanyahu championed will be the nightmare of the right-wing Israelis,... Read More
2020 will be more turbulent than 2019, unless…
The year 2020 will most likely be as turbulent if not more so than 2019 due mainly to the lack of American leadership and the... Read More
Netanyahu personifies the corrupting force of power
In an open letter to Netanyahu in October, I wrote “It’s time for you to go. There is nothing you can do that others cannot... Read More
Israel’s fractured democracy and its repercussions
To be sure, whereas Israel made tremendous strides in just about all walks of life, Israel’s democracy is faltering. After 71 years of existence, the... Read More
Israel – a successful experiement?
The case of Israel makes us reflect on the challenges of the coexistence of different religious communities, with their own beliefs and traditions and, sometimes,... Read More
Risk of Israeli-Iranian war still looms high
There is nothing in the current crises with Iran that cannot be resolved through negotiations. But the continuing threats and counter-threats will gain increasing traction... Read More
The betrayal of Israel’s historic promise
The new generation of Israeli leaders have a solemn duty to seek the unification of world Jewry, end the conflict with Palestinians, and champion the... Read More
Towards a grand plan for the Middle East?
It is the diversification of contemporary global energy markets that provides the international community with the opportunity to treat the Middle East once more as... Read More
Should the US stop enabling Israel?
Given that only the US can persuade, pressure, or coerce Israel to agree to a two-state solution, the US must bear the moral responsibility to... Read More
Netanyahu is destroying both Israel and the Palestinians
To be sure, Netanyahu betrayed the very reason behind Israel’s creation—to live in peace, provide a safe refuge for the Jews, and foster strong and... Read More
The deal or the debacle of the century?
We are still waiting for the unveiling of Trump’s grandiose peace plans, which by all accounts is tailor-made to suit Netanyahu’s vision that precludes a... Read More
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