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Sep 16, 2019, 11:49 AM
The Israeli Government is a Falafel
In Israel, formation of a government coalition and the structure around it can be compared to a falafel. How so? If Israel had a national food, falafel would be it, or at least in the top three. Thus, it works...
Jul 2, 2014, 9:21 AM
A Necessary Paradigm Shift
It is time for a paradigm shift in Israeli policy toward terror organizations and the Palestinian Authority. Not because three boys were kidnapped and killed, though it adds to the urgency of it. The change has been long overdue,...
Feb 27, 2014, 2:51 PM
Finding a Job
For a period of time, I was actively searching for employment. While searching, I would always look for ways to improve the content of my resume, the design, the fonts – anything that could improve my chances of finding...
Oct 30, 2013, 8:14 PM
It’s Not A Secret
There are times when Presidents and Prime Ministers make decisions which seem to be unexplainable. The average citizen views these types of decisions as negating all logic and ones that will not lead to any positive outcome. But immediately...
Aug 15, 2013, 3:34 PM
Is This Mahmoud Abbas?
It would be difficult to find someone who has been involved in the Israel-Palestinian peace process more than Dennis Ross; maybe Aaron Miller. Both have been so involved that each published a book on this topic. In an article authored...
Jul 31, 2013, 5:39 PM
Kosher Food Served at the White House?
Thoughts on the renewed peace talks: Tzippi Livni described her dinner along with her Palestinian counterparts as a “meeting between old friends.” She has kinder words for her enemies than for the Israeli right wing. Any normal agreement between the Israeli's...
Jul 15, 2013, 1:31 PM
Tzippi Livni and the Peace Obsession
Tzippi Livni, Foreign Minister of Israel in 2008, is sitting around the negotiating table with Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and President Mahmoud Abbas. Livni: Saeb, I need to have a list of your demands so we can finally sign a...
Apr 14, 2013, 3:47 PM
A Soldier’s Impact on the Secretary of State
Alexander Haig was known as a great friend of Israel. As Secretary of State, during Ronald Reagan’s first two years in office, he was the only one who defended Israel’s strike on Iraq’s nuclear reactor. He went even further...
Apr 7, 2013, 7:18 PM
A Gift From North Korea
The most recent crisis between the US and North Korea could not have come at a more opportune time for Israel and the rest of the world. It’s so timely, that one would be sure that providence had a...
Mar 30, 2013, 10:59 PM
Thank You Israel
Last year, Prime Minister Netanyahu, during his speech at the UN General Assembly, presented a diagram illustrating the different stages in building a nuclear weapon. On this illustration he drew a red line signifying the point where Iran must...
Gideon Israel is the Director of the Jerusalem Washington Center which focuses on strengthening US-Israel relations through mutually beneficial policy projects.