Israel’s Endless Fake Victimhood

The whole thing could have been a huge practical joke, if it had not been real. All of Israel was taken in. Left, right and center. All the newspapers and TV networks, without exception. There it was: UNESCO has declared that the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron is a Palestinian heritage site. I admit that … Continue reading “Israel’s Endless Fake Victimhood”

The Bizarre Case of Bashar al-Assad

Conan Doyle, the creator of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, would have titled his story about this incident "The Bizarre Case of Bashar al-Assad". And bizarre it is. It concerns the evil deeds of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian dictator, who bombed his own people with Sarin, a nerve gas, causing gruesome deaths of the victims. Like … Continue reading “The Bizarre Case of Bashar al-Assad”

‘Unified’ Jerusalem Is a 50-Year Lie

In the tumult of the last few days, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the "unification" of Jerusalem, one of the articles stated that "even peace-activist Uri Avnery" voted in the Knesset for the unification of the city. That is true. I have tried to set out the circumstances in my autobiography, "Optimistic". … Continue reading “‘Unified’ Jerusalem Is a 50-Year Lie”

Whither the Palestinian Authority?

Last week, a not so well-known Palestinian woman received an unusual honor. An article of hers was published on top of the first page of the most respected newspaper on earth: New York Times. The editors defined the writer, Diana Buttu, as: "a lawyer and a former adviser to the negotiating team of the Palestine … Continue reading “Whither the Palestinian Authority?”

Palestine’s Nelson Mandela

I have a confession to make: I like Marwan Barghouti. I have visited him at his modest Ramallah home several times. During our conversations, we discussed Israeli-Palestinian peace. Our ideas were the same: to create the State of Palestine next to the State of Israel, and to establish peace between the two states, based on … Continue reading “Palestine’s Nelson Mandela”

The Syria ‘Chemical Attack’: Cui Bono?

Cui bono – "who benefits" – is the first question an experienced detective asks when investigating a crime. Since I was a detective myself for a short time in my youth, I know the meaning. Often, the first and obvious suspicion is false. You ask yourself "cui bono", and another suspect, who you did not … Continue reading “The Syria ‘Chemical Attack’: Cui Bono?”