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  • Begin biography moving, not convincing

    By Michael Berenbaum

    March 12, 2014 | 4:32 pm

    In his new biography, “Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel’s Soul” (New York: Next Book, Schocken), Daniel Gordis writes passionately and poignantly about the life of former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, from childhood in Brisk (now Brest-Litovsk) to the post of prime...

  • Israel’s political cycle not stuck on the right

    January 14, 2013 | 4:24 pm

    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu poised to win re-election later this month, some critics of Israel’s peace and security policies worry out loud that Israel’s political cycle -- its pattern of cycling alternately between the political left and right -- is stuck on the right.

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  • Yitzhak Shamir remembered

    July 2, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    When Yitzhak Shamir was Israel’s prime minister, he liked to point American visitors to a gift he received when he retired as director of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service.

    It was a depiction of the famed three monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

    “He...

  • July 1, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 1, 2012 | 2:48 am

    In-depth

    Israel, Do Yourself a Favor And Treat Gaza as a State

    Writing in Al Monitor, Israel’s former National Security Advisor and retired Major General Giora Eiland lays out his own plan for dealing with the hostile leadership in the Gaza Strip.

    Israeli policy should be based on...

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  • Yitzhak Shamir, former Israeli Prime Minister, dies

    June 30, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    Yitzhak Shamir, the hawkish Israeli leader who balked at the vision promoted by the United States of trading occupied land for peace with the Palestinians, died on Saturday after a long illness. He was 96.

    The second longest-serving prime minister after Israel’s founder David...

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