As many of you know, Israel is under assault. However, the perpetrators are not only Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran, but rather artists and musicians who are engaged in a Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Popular musicians--including Elvis Costello, The Pixies, Carlos Santana, The Gorillaz and Roger Waters-- are refusing to perform in Israel, in order to punish the tiny Jewish state.
A nuclear-armed Iran could deter Israel from going to war against Tehran's guerrilla allies in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, a senior Israeli general said on Tuesday.
Leaks from unnamed aides to Benjamin Netanyahu claim he has shifted positions on another critical peace process issue –borders -- but so far there’s no official confirmation.
Israel will close the West Bank for the Yom Kippur holiday, its army said.
Modern Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip resumed only after the 1967 Six-Day War, but even with those settlements set to be evacuated, Jewish roots in the sandy strip of land where Egypt, Israel and the Mediterranean Sea meet run deep.
Opinions differ on whether the area was or was not included in the Land of Israel conquered by the ancient Israelites in the Bible.
The Geneva initiative is a dream. It's unrealistic; it's hoopla. I suppose people need diversions in their lives.
That it was a private Israeli citizen and members of the opposition party who drafted the initiative is fine in my book. That's not a crime in Israel. There is no Logan Act forbidding ex-officio personalities from engaging in foreign negotiations. Israel actually has a history of similar actions.
The plan lays out borders that nearly approximate a return of Israel to pre-1967 borders. But it was the prerogative of those who composed the plan to put in it whatever they saw fit. So that, too, is OK with me.
What bothers me is that those who drafted the initiative and those who applaud the initiative don't realize that it is only a dream. They think of it as a reality.
In these portions, the borders of Israel are drawn in two different ways.