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  • Netanyahu aides: In opposing Israeli attack on Iran, Peres forgot his place

    August 16, 2012 | 1:56 pm

    President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly clashed over the possibility of a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities on Thursday, with Netanyahu aides reportedly saying that Peres had “forgotten the role of a president in the State of Israel.”

    Earlier...

  • Opinion: Israelis watch ‘Arab Spring,’ with fingers crossed

    September 2, 2011 | 11:33 am

    Since Dec. 18, 2010, when the first rebellion in the Middle East erupted in Tunisia — causing a chain reaction called the Arab Spring — Israelis were following the unfolding events with perplexity. Watching the masses in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syria chanting “The...

  • How Israel is Blowing the Arab Spring

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    August 8, 2011 | 11:25 am

    I am currently in Israel leading a Birthright trip where the consumption of alcohol by the participants is largely discouraged. It’s a policy that Israel should perhaps enforce among its members of Parliament because whatever Labor MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer has been drinking lately,...