Rejoice! Netanyahu Is Finished

Hallelujah! At long last I have found a point on which I agree with Binyamin Netanyahu. Really! This Monday the Knesset reassembled for its winter session after a long (and blessed) vacation. On such occasions, the president of the state and the prime minister are invited to speak. The speeches are supposed to be festive, … Continue reading “Rejoice! Netanyahu Is Finished”

Yes, Israel Can Accept the Right of Return

Ze’ev Begin, the son of Menachem Begin, is a very nice human being. It is impossible not to like him. He is well brought up, polite and modest, the kind of person one would like to have as a friend. Unfortunately, his political views are far less likable. They are much more extreme than even … Continue reading “Yes, Israel Can Accept the Right of Return”

Jabotinsky and Greater Israel

The spectacle is almost bizarre: a political party refuses to accept new members. And not just a few individuals, but tens of thousands. And not just any party, but the Likud ("Unification"), the main force in Israel’s governing coalition. Strange? But there is method in this madness. It may soon come before Israel’s highest court. … Continue reading “Jabotinsky and Greater Israel”

Will Netanyahu Bring Back Executions?

The whole world watched with bated breath while the days passed. Then the hours. Then the minutes. The world watched while the condemned man, Muhammad Abu-Ali of Qalqiliya, waited for his execution. Abu-Ali was a convicted terrorist. He had bought a knife and killed four members of a family in a nearby Jewish settlement. He … Continue reading “Will Netanyahu Bring Back Executions?”