Category Israeli politics

WHY ISRAEL’S RIGHT TRIUMPHS

B. Michael: For 50 years (at least), Israel has been experiencing the existence of occupation, a brutal, wicked, unrestrained existence. The number of people exposed to the abominations of occupation – through their eyes, hands, feet, weapons and children – is growing. Even the best-honed skills of denial, and all the media’s huffing and puffing, […]

COURAGE PERSONIFIED

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THE POLITICS OF ISRAEL’S ‘EXISTENTIAL THREATS’

Moshe Ya’alon, then-Israeli defence minister (February 2016): Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon told defense officials attending the Munich global security conference this weekend that Iran is the ‘biggest generator of terrorism in the world’, and saying that the recently implemented nuclear deal with Iran posed an ‘existential threat’ to Israel. Moshe Ya’alon, now out of […]

REMEMBERING RABIN

What is there to talk about with the PLO? … Agreeing to talk with the PLO means getting used to the idea of a third state between Israel and Jordan. – Rabin’s 1989 response to the PLO’s acceptance of UN resolution 242; quoted in Efraim Inbar, War & Peace in Israeli Politics: Labor Party positions […]