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  • The Lebanon War and the Discourse of Peace

    By Aryeh Cohen

    June 12, 2013 | 4:21 pm

    In the wake of the Lebanon War (which started 31 years ago this week)  there was a tectonic shift in the political discourse in Israel. One of the aftershocks of this movement of the political plates created a fissure in the Religious Zionist community which opened a space for a...

  • June 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 8, 2012 | 3:39 am

    Noteworthy

    The Netanyahu Paradox

    David Margolick of Vanity Fair profiles the Israeli prime minister, meeting ‎Netanyahu in Jerusalem – and hearing from his supporters and detractors too. ‎

    The Iranian threat has made Bibi even more politically formidable: a supreme ‎leader...

  • June 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 6, 2012 | 2:18 am

    Noteworthy

    Mideast game-changer

    Marking 30th anniversary of the start of the first Lebanon War, Amir Taheri ‎writes in the New York Post that the Israel’s defeat of Arafat ‎and the PLO in Lebanon served to give rise to darker powers in the country, thanks to ‎Syria and Iran....

  • First Lebanon War: Marking 30 years, and the lessons learned

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 5, 2012 | 9:48 am

    I vividly remember the day the first Lebanon War broke out. I was 14 years old, a young teenager, living far away from the action, in Jerusalem. My father was not drafted; I was too young to have any friends in the military. It was a far-away war that only years later, when I myself...

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  • Israel’s Yishai apologizes for saying soldiers do not have faith

    January 18, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai apologized for saying that Israel fell short in the Second Lebanon War because its soldiers did not have faith.

    Yishai, amid calls for his removal from office, said Wednesday in a statement that his words were taken out of context and that only a...

  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • WikiLeaks to release more Israel cables

    December 23, 2010 | 9:50 am

    WikiLeaks will release sensitive leaked diplomatic cables regarding Israel in the coming months, its founder said.

    Julian Assange told Al-Jazeera Wednesday that his website will release top secret letters dealing with the 2006 Second Lebanon war, the assassination of a high-level...

  • ‘Waltz with Bashir’ Wins Coveted Golden Globe

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2009 | 5:50 pm

    Israel’s “Waltz with Bashir” won the Golden Globe for best foreign-language film on Sunday evening, solidifying its frontrunner status to take home Israel’s first Oscar at next month’s Academy Awards.

    The edgy, animated film about a traumatized veteran trying to recover his memories...

  • Northern Israel needs investment to bolster it—- security and development are linked

    August 14, 2008 | 12:04 am

    The graffiti on the Galilean bomb shelter that greeted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wasted no words: "Wake up Sharon, Olmert's in a coma."

    Watching Olmert tour upgraded and refurbished bomb shelters in the north after the release of the Winograd Report last spring prompted jokes in...

  • Films: It would never happen in Hollywood

    By Tom Tugend

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The Israeli film, "Beaufort," has earned international recognition for its unvarnished portrayal of men at war and for its acting, directing and cinematography.

    But the movie is even more remarkable for what it tells us about the inner strength of the embattled country in confronting...

  • Briefs: ‘Christian Nation’ vote; Aid to P.A.

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Xmas Resolution Renews 'Christian Nation' Debate

    A seemingly benign U.S. congressional resolution supporting Christmas has become the latest fodder in the debate over whether America is a "Christian nation."

    Nearly all the members of the House of Representatives, including a majority...

  • The leaders of Israel and of the Jewish people are failing us

    By Michael Berenbaum

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I write in sadness -- deep sadness.

    Almost 25 years ago, I read a one-line description of Jewish leadership that has haunted me ever since. The author, whose name I have repressed, wrote: "Only a confirmed anti-Semite could believe that the Jewish people have the leadership they...