Barak forges on, eager to present himself as both a cohesive part of the troika and its most peace-minded member.
Where else in the Arab world is there an election that will actually produce the government of the land?
How did our relationship with Iran get so sour and complicated? Well, here are a few pointers for Americans to remember:
They asked him if he was going to join the army, if I was going to join the army, which side he was on, and if, “your brother is Jewish, he works in Israel, do you see any connection?”
“A lot of Mizrahis I spoke to in Israel relate growing up in an environment that told them that everything that is “Arab” about them – their looks, accent, tastes, culture, outlook – was backward.”
Olmert is trying to save face by saying he tried to forge peace, and shooting for a deal that will win the release of Gilad Shalit.
“The role of the individual lawmaker must be redefined. Similar to Switzerland’s system, lawmakers should not be career politicians but practice a profession outside of parliament.”
The American public needs to know not only the cost of war in dollars and national debt, but what happens to the people who fight. This includes not only photos of coffins and funeral processions, but continued coverage of veterans issues.
“Essentially, American support for Israel is part of the fabric of American politics. It is bigger than the Jewish community.”
The stunning success of Yisrael Beiteinu and Lieberman, a former bouncer who later received a B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in political science and international relations, represents a parallel to the rise of Hamas