The lords of the land attempted to prevent the residents of Nazareth Illit from voting for Gabso. But the people – heaven help us – disobeyed the lords of the land and nevertheless elected him.
While the Temple Mount evokes such strong Muslim emotions, it is no longer clear that it does the same for most Jews.
Barack Obama's approach pulls the United States back from its customary adult role and has it join the children.
Israeli responses have been stark, blunt unlike anything in memory.
The last time the Americans tried to extract concessions from the Palestinians, within a few weeks the Palestinians launched the Second Intifada against Israel; Abbas has already threatened as much.
In law, one man's terrorist can never be another man's freedom fighter.
Gilo, Har Homa and Ramat Shlomo – among the Jerusalem neighborhoods liberated from Jordanian control during the Six-Day War – are scheduled to gain hundreds of apartments.
The lack of an effective and proactive public relations campaign by the Israeli government has long been lamented. Somehow, advertisements showcasing Israel’s gorgeous beaches and the Tel Aviv nightlife just don’t cut it when the international media regularly bash Israel for its “apartheid” treatment of the Palestinians. But even a superficial Israeli hasbara effort wouldn’t get snickered at if it had consistent and corresponding government policy to sustain its claims.
Is anyone looking at who, exactly, is criticizing the Western world's actions that defend it against terrorism? Do they really believe that terrorism can be successfully fought without violence?
Unlike nearby Israel, which is also surrounded, Cyprus lacks either a military option or protective fences.
A weak and divided Fatah could further boost Hamas's popularity among Palestinians.
Should the crackdown succeed in isolating, weakening, and destroying the Islamists, then others will replicate it elsewhere.
Within Israel's decisional boundaries, diplomatic processes that are premised on assumptions of reason and rationality may soon need to be reconsidered.
Israel Prize Laureate Geula Cohen calls for accelerated and frequent action in the Knesset and outside of it until the “historical crack” is found, through which the application of Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria can be advanced.
None of this is a criticism of Reform Jews who are my brothers in every way.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's gestures toward President Bashar Assad will only bring him closer to Iran, Hizbollah and radical Palestinian groups that oppose any peace with Israel.
The reaction to his statement has been illuminating as to the double standards that are often employed on matters relating to Israel.