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  • Win or lose the trial, the IDF botched the Elor Azaria case

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 30, 2016 | 4:07 am

    Yesterday's testimony of a platoon commander from soldier Elor Azaria’s company further clarified what was clear from the first days of the Elor Azaria saga: the IDF was either trigger-happy in rushing to condemn one of its own – or outmaneuvered by a small-fish soldier and his...

  • The Gaza problem is a temperamental litmus test

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 23, 2016 | 4:06 am

    The launch of a rocket at the town of Sderot, by a Palestinian terrorist group, came out of nowhere. This summer, Hamas seems preoccupied with political shenanigans – wanting to score a victory in as many elections as possible both in Gaza and, more importantly, in the West Bank –...

  • The two most disturbing aspects of the halted arms shipment

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 18, 2014 | 4:08 am

    The Obama administration’s decision to halt a transfer of Hellfire missiles requested by Israel — a decision first reported by The Wall Street Journal and later confirmed by administration officials in both governments — has expectedly raised the level of chatter concerning the...

  • Obama says U.S. firm in commitment to Israel’s security [VIDEO/SLIDESHOW]

    March 20, 2013 | 5:13 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama said at the start of his first official visit to Israel on Wednesday that the U.S. commitment to the security of the Jewish state was rock solid and that peace must come to the Holy Land.

    "I see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable...

  • Israel seeks to expand powers on phone, computer tapping

    May 18, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    Israel’s Ministry of Justice is seeking to expand the number of government agencies that may track citizens for investigation purposes, Yediot Achronot reported.

    The measure would grant such agencies as the Antiquities Authority, Nature and Parks Authority and the Environmental Protection Ministry permission to tap Israelis’ phones and computers.

    Expanding a 2007 law, it would also apply to those suspected of misdemeanors, not just felonies, Yediot reported.

  • Why John Kerry?

    By Ralph Nurnberger

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I have spent more than two decades working in Washington, D.C., to bolster the American-Israeli special relationship. I have worked with both Republicans and Democrats across the political spectrum.

    After seriously considering the records of both President George W. Bush and Sen....