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Dec 3, 2018, 10:30 AM
On Leaving Jerusalem (After Four Years)
Four years. That’s how long I have been living in Jerusalem. For three and a half of those years, I spent almost all my time in the ‘Holy City’—save for occasional forays up and down the country. For the past...
Feb 23, 2017, 4:53 AM
How Azaria put the maturity of Israel itself on trial
There are strong reasons to view the sentencing of Elor Azaria, the soldier convicted of killing an unarmed Palestinian in Hebron almost a year ago, as an epic failure for Israeli democracy (or if not, at least - yet again...
Feb 3, 2017, 12:30 PM
Trump’s settlement rebuke offers key fork in the road for Israel
As I wrote here last week, I believe that Israel's apparent tactic of injecting unprecedented energy into the settlement enterprise simply because the new US administration seemed, up to now, unquestionably supportive of it, is an extremely risky strategem...
Jan 24, 2017, 1:41 AM
Could Donald Trump prove to be Israel’s Trojan horse?
It's news to few that the Israeli right has been tripping over itself with adulation since Donald Trump's shock election victory. Prime Minister Netanyahu has set the overall messaging for the coalition, praising a 'new era' of relations with the new president and penciling...
Jan 2, 2017, 7:34 AM
Israel’s personal finance reforms: How much will you save?
The latest series of government reforms designed to benefit the personal finances of Israeli citizens has received a strong level of coverage among the English-speaking community outlets in recent days. But just how much more money will be in your pocket this coming...
Jun 10, 2016, 6:31 PM
Israel’s leaky security barrier a free pass for terror cells
It took security officials less than a day to ascertain how two Palestinians from near Hebron had managed to enter Israel bearing firearms and infiltrate into the heart of Tel Aviv without raising an alarm. Like the twenty-one year old resident...
Mar 1, 2016, 6:19 PM
Qalandia rescue is just the latest Area A Waze incident
The dramatic scenes in Qalandia this morning were the result of the latest in a series of blunders by Israelis that have crossed into Palestinian-controlled territories after using the Waze navigational app. Surprisingly, given the IDF's technical renown, it isn't even...
Feb 24, 2016, 5:56 PM
Second friendly-fire death could further rules of engagement debate
This afternoon's tragic death of Eliav Gelman, an IDF reserve captain killed by army fire responding to a terrorist attack – the second friendly-fire fatality in the past three months – could build support for army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen Gadi Eisenkot's...