Op-Ed: Shattered Dreams and Harsh Realities

It is uncanny to read the dreams about our country’s future expressed by 16 prominent Israelis in 1994, soon after the Oslo Accords - while knowing the harsh reality of how they were shattered one by...

Commentary on the trying times for Israel

These are serious and somber times for Israel. No question about it. And to make light of it would be foolish and shortsighted. Is the situation hopeless? Absolutely not. I was, in fact, quite irritated...

Commentary on Rice-Livni Encounter

It seems sometimes a rule of thumb that if I wait a day, the news changes. So it is with what I reported yesterday, from The Jerusalem Post, regarding a linkage being made by the...

THE WAR ACCORDING TO HALUTZ

The IDF never recommended to the political echelon to launch an all out war against Hizbullah in wake of the kidnapping of soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev on the Lebanese border on July...

Canadian Prime Minister’s Parliamentary Secretary Hosts David Bedein in Ottawa With a Message: Canada...

David Bedein suggests Canada play a "heroic" role in turning Palestinian refugee camps into permanent communities, an idea critics says is too simplistic and does not address the refugees's right to return. Plan Would...

My Optimism About the New Arab Revolt

Unprecedented convulsions across the Middle East, from Morocco to Iran, prompt three reflections: First, these rebellions fit into the context of a regional chessboard, what I call the Middle East cold war. On one side...

Israel Worries Over Assad Offensive

Israel has been concerned that Syrian President Bashar Assad would defeat Sunni rebels over the next few months. Israel's intelligence community is closely following the Assad offensive against Sunni rebels in the spring of 2013....

Profile of Stanley Cohen, the Jewish Lawyer for the Hamas

NEW YORK -- Israel is a "terrorist state," he says. Palestinians have no choice but to attack Israelis "by any means necessary," he says. Yes, that includes suicide bombings. Who is this bearded supporter of...

What is the Definition of “What is Settlement Activity”?

US President Bill Clinton and many Jewish organizations have asked Israel to restrain "settlement activity" as a gesture to advance the peace process. This leads to a question - What is the definition of "settlement...

Commentary from Arlene Kushner

Posting: August 27, 2007 "Dose of Reality" Avi Dichter, Minister of Public Security, today said on Army Radio that Egypt's failure to stop the flow of weapons into Gaza is tantamount to support for Hamas. "Any rational...