‘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?”