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Apr 10, 2019, 3:05 PM
King Bibi continues to reign
Veteran Israeli commentator Nahum Barnea likes to compare Israeli elections with the old joke from the British Army during the First World War. After several weeks of tough fighting the commander gathers his troops and tells them there is good news and bad news. The...
Jul 27, 2017, 12:49 PM
Jordan alliance is key
The terror attack this month on the Temple Mount that killed two Druze policemen should be viewed as a strategic attack. It was significant in that it was carried out by Arabs with Israeli citizenship and included unprecedented desecration of the Temple Mount, by bringing...
Mar 27, 2016, 3:36 PM
Attending AIPAC’s largest ever conference
This week I had the pleasure of attending the annual AIPAC policy conference in Washington DC. There were three messages that were guaranteed to meet with strong approval from the AIPAC crowd. Bipartisan political support, unbreakable bilateral relations and concrete security guarantees for Israel. Oh,...
Aug 7, 2015, 3:38 PM
Promote tolerance in education systems
Soul-searching demands more than words. Last weekend thousands returned to public squares in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other towns to demonstrate their rejection of hatred following the two deadly hate crimes which shocked the country. Politicians from across the political spectrum quickly denounced ‘Jewish terrorism’....
Jun 9, 2014, 3:39 PM
It’s sad that it takes a kidnapping to unite Israel
t’s been a difficult week here in Israel. As I write, the country hangs on for a tangible development, refusing to rule out the possibility the kidnapped boys will be found alive and well. A right-wing friend of mine tweeted some days ago: “The main...
Jan 17, 2014, 4:32 PM
Sharon’s image transformed from bulldozer to grandfather of the nation
On Monday, Arik Sharon was buried next to his beloved wife Lily on Anemone Hill in the grounds of Sycamore farm, in the southern Israel. Described as a man who ‘had the quality of leadership in abundance’ by former Prime Minister and Middle East envoy...
Richard is a political analyst and the Director of BICOM in Israel (Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre)