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The 10 quiet years are behind us
Analysis: From one isolated incident to another, we've got ourselves an intifada on our hands, which is threatening to be as fatal as the two previous ones, both for us and for them. There are no winners here – only victims.
(12:05 ,11/19/14)
When Netanyahu changes direction, it means elections are coming
Analysis: When elections emerge, prime minister feels an unconquerable urge to appeal to most radical voters – and to hell with reforms he supported, principles he believed in and commitments he made to his government and foreign governments.
(01:05 ,11/18/14)
In search of fame, Shin Bet got caught in a blunder
Analysis: After enviously watching media worship IDF during and after Operation Protective Edge, General Security Service officials decided to boost their morale by going on investigative television program. It ended in humiliation.
(00:01 ,11/14/14)
Olmert, Barak and Netanyahu: Israel's inglourious basterds
Op-ed: Through their actions and the example they set for others, two former and one current prime minister share a large part of the blame for the Israeli public's lack of trust in the political system.
(08:22 ,11/11/14)
The battle for Jerusalem
Op-ed: With far-right MKs stampeding up to the Temple Mount, and the Muslim world certain Israel is trying to change the status quo there, Netanyahu would do well to heed some wise words from a veteran lawmaker.
(23:59 ,11/08/14)
Don't write off Israel's left just yet
Op-ed: With no peace agreement in the horizon, we must hold onto the chance of a future agreement. A unilateral withdrawal from West Bank lands will prevent Israel's isolation, just like the Gaza pullout prevented a similar danger 10 years ago.
(01:40 ,11/04/14)
A fiery devotee on the Temple Mount
Op-ed: Yehudah Glick's life mission was to break the status quo at the most sensitive and dangerous place in Jerusalem; others had the same goal, but none shared his level of addiction.
(10:40 ,10/30/14)
Where have donations to IDF troops gone?
Op-ed: Justice Minister Livni is accusing Defense Ministry of failing to properly use millions of shekels left by Israeli and foreign donors for specific purposes.
(17:28 ,10/12/14)
The IDF has a post-war mission
It is clear that the IDF must devise a new path in the wake of Protective Edge; it must become quicker, more efficient, more cost-effective, and able to handle the kind of threat posed by terrorist groups. But can it do it?
(14:34 ,10/03/14)
Netanyahu's UN speech: All talk, no action
Op-ed: If Abbas is Hamas and Hamas is ISIS, Israel should bomb Ramallah and resume its attacks on Gaza. Instead, it's hoping US, European and Saudi money will fund Gaza's reconstruction and pay Hamas workers' salaries.
(09:19 ,09/30/14)
Peace talks are officially off the table
Analysis: Israelis and Palestinians are left with a battlefield between a government which will forever stick to status quo and a desperate PA which is fighting it, with world's growing support. This is a recipe for an explosion.
(10:18 ,09/28/14)
Gideon Sa'ar will be back
Analysis: Like Moshe Kahlon before him, interior minister realized that as long as Netanyahu is prime minister, no one has a chance to rise in the Likud.
(00:15 ,09/19/14)
Unit 8200 refuseniks are telling the truth
Op-ed: In best-case scenario, information gathered by elite intelligence unit's soldiers prevents a terror attack; in many other cases, it contributes to occupation's maliciousness and foolishness.
(16:37 ,09/15/14)
Mahmoud Abbas' next move
Op-ed: As Palestinian leader turns 80, he is losing his fear of his political rivals, of Hamas and of Israel – and has nothing to lose as he turns to UN.
(00:48 ,09/07/14)
Ashkenazi made mistakes, but should he be indicted?
Op-ed: Whoever trusts chiefs of staff's discretion on matters of life and death must respect their discretion when it comes to disclosing information to journalists.
(09:39 ,09/03/14)
Giving up before reaching the starting line
Op-ed: Yesh Atid ministers have oddly surrendered their respective budgets with enthusiasm instead of doing their jobs and asking Yair Lapid: Where were you during Operation Protective Edge?
(00:35 ,09/03/14)
Gaza ceasefire is too little, too late
Analysis: Operation Protective Edge has left behind several poisoned chalices: Israelis have discovered they have no leadership, no political trust, a tenuous grip on coexistence and democracy, and a downturn in relations with the US.
(00:35 ,08/28/14)
Obama's real problem with Netanyahu
Netanyahu's bureau says the president and the prime minister have ideological differences, but that's not the root of it. Nor is it truly personal.
(01:12 ,08/19/14)
Despite ongoing rocket fire, Israel was right to leave Gaza
Op-ed: Southern residents' disappointment is understandable, but it's too early to point an accusing finger at Netanyahu, Ya'alon and Gantz.
(13:14 ,08/10/14)
In some wars, both sides lose
Analysis: Despite its huge military advantage, advanced intelligence and remarkable protection means, it may be difficult for the IDF to subdue several thousand terror fighters.
(00:22 ,08/07/14)
Conclude operation and come home
Analysis: IDF forces must leave Gaza now because they have no missions justifying their presence there.
(11:51 ,08/03/14)
'Leader of terrorist gang' is now seen as Israel's savior
Analysis: Israeli government, which waged an international campaign against Palestinian reconciliation government, is now clinging to it with all its might as a dignified way out of Gaza operation.
(09:43 ,07/30/14)
Paying the price of a justified war
Analysis: Israel's decision makers never imagined that after 10 days of a ground operation in Gaza, the military death toll would cross the 50 mark.
(11:09 ,07/29/14)
Tumbling into Gaza, and climbing out again
Israel and Hamas found themselves falling into a cycle of escalation, writes Nahum Barnea, but after Israel spent years ignoring the tunnel threat, will it really be so willing now to leave a fight it is winning while even one still stands?
(00:46 ,07/29/14)
US-Israel row benefits Hamas
Analysis: Netanyahu government, which really wants a ceasefire in Gaza, may now be portrayed as if it gave in to Obama's pressure.
(10:36 ,07/28/14)
Rely on deterrence, not on understandings with Hamas
Analysis: After removing tunnel threat, Israel should take its forces out of Gaza but maintain military freedom of action.
(01:10 ,07/24/14)
Hamas, not Israel, is running conflict
Analysis: Shift to ground warfare pushed aside Israel's huge advantage thanks to Iron Dome system. All weapon systems Hamas specializes in are now being used against IDF soldiers.
(00:56 ,07/21/14)
In current round of fighting, credibility is the name of the game
Analysis: A day after this round ends, we will have to ask ourselves how did an enemy like Hamas stop believing Israeli prime minister's threats.
(00:39 ,07/10/14)
Escalation at Hamas' request
Analysis: Out of despair, Islamic organization is doing a lot to draw Israel into Gaza, seeing it as the only choice it has left.
(11:12 ,07/08/14)
Denouncing Arab youth's murder is not enough
Op-ed: Rightist politicians rushed to condemn Shuafat murder, but incitement is still considered a legitimate, patriotic act.
(00:20 ,07/08/14)
Cabinet must not be guided by fear
Analysis: Prime Minister Netanyahu and his ministers are afraid that if they won’t decide on a firm, loud, immediate operation against Hamas, rightist groups will launch their own acts of revenge.
(21:06 ,07/01/14)
Palestinian hunger strikers are only trying to get our attention
Op-ed: Law allowing force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners will join other hastily approved laws that put Israel's legislation to shame.
(10:55 ,06/23/14)
An emotional win for Reuven Rivlin
Analysis: MKs were not attracted by Rivlin the winner; they were moved by Rivlin the loser, the underdog.
(12:03 ,06/11/14)
Ben-Eliezer had no choice but to quit presidential race
Analysis: Israeli public no longer shows mercy towards its elected representatives' private lives, sources of income and behavior towards subordinates.
(14:44 ,06/08/14)
Netanyahu's opponents, allies sense weakness on Palestinian unity
Analysis: The PM has reached a new low in influence on world leaders who welcomed the new Palestinian government, while his cabinet attacks him for 'walking on eggshells'; meanwhile, Labor's Herzog has a plan of his own.
(23:39 ,06/06/14)
When the government breaks the law
Op-ed: Case of illegal outpost illustrates how only in Israel there is a need to enact a law banning government from funding illegal activity.
(19:20 ,06/02/14)
Elie Wiesel: Why should I be president?
Nobel Peace Prize laureate reveals to Nahum Barnea how Prime Minister Netanyahu pressured him to become Israel's new president and why he turned down the offer.
(11:31 ,06/01/14)
Netanyahu is Palestinian Authority's savior
Analysis: Israeli PM speaks about PA's crimes day and night while bolstering it at the same time.
(10:33 ,05/28/14)
Don't rejoice at Olmert's downfall
Op-ed: Former prime minister may be a convicted felon, but he is not Satan. His jail sentence is not a cause for celebration.
(12:56 ,05/13/14)
Netanyahu's obsession getting the better of him
Analysis: Prime minister is pushing for cancelation of presidency simply because he is dreading Reuven Rivlin's election.
(00:16 ,05/13/14)
Israel occupied by the settlement lobby
Op-ed: A radical minority is helping turn Israel into an apartheid state boycotted by global business groups, besieged politically, legally and culturally.
(13:27 ,04/29/14)
Palestinian threat to dissolve PA could have serious repercussions
Analysis: Should Palestinian self-rule end, hundreds of Palestinians would lose their job, and Israel would have to enter the vacuum created as a result, offering Palestinians security, education and welfare services at a cost Israel cannot afford.
(19:24 ,04/20/14)
Israeli-Palestinian talks are going nowhere
Op-ed: It may be time for US to withdraw from peace negotiations, let Netanyahu and Abbas get along on their own.
(00:28 ,04/01/14)
Putin the neighborhood thug: Don't try this at home
Analysis: Quite a few Israeli politicians are envious of Russian president, asking: 'Why don't we conquer Gaza tomorrow morning?' But Putin should not serve as an example to us.
(17:24 ,03/18/14)
Netanyahu has left Abbas naked at the White House
The prime minister has proven his expertise at sleight of hand in the negotiations, says Nahum Barnea, but can the trickster be trusted?
(17:39 ,03/17/14)
Netanyahu cries out, world remains silent
Analysis: Israel's PM sees battle against Tehran as his life's mission, but world has in fact come to terms with Iran becoming a nuclear threshold state.
(00:20 ,03/12/14)
Beit Shemesh's fate is in voters' hands
Op-ed: For torn city's non-haredi population, Tuesday's mayoral election is last opportunity to curb haredization process.
(17:56 ,03/10/14)
Israel's haredim crying over spilled milk
Analysis: Sunday's protest succeeded in uniting all haredi factions, but its participants do know that the IDF draft law has already been approved.
(14:07 ,03/03/14)
Tearing down haredi ghetto's walls
Op-ed: The real threat to the haredi ghetto is not the haredi draft law, it's a small plastic and metal device that opens the door to the outside world
(01:31 ,02/11/14)
Take Kerry at his word
Analysis: When US secretary of state warns Israel against a South Africa-style international boycott, he knows what he's talking about it
(00:12 ,02/04/14)
The man who executed the vision
Op-ed: Ariel Sharon was everything the State's forefathers dreamed of seeing in the generation of the sons, the born Israelis: Handsome, strong, a farmer working his land, a soldier for life
(18:42 ,01/12/14)
In the land of sin and hatred
Op-ed: Instead of whining about Palestinian incitement, ministers should discuss state of incitement in Israel
(23:57 ,01/06/14)
Netanyahu's headache
Op-ed: As US-brokered negotiations approach their home stretch, prime minister faces a crucial decision
(20:22 ,12/30/13)
Until the snow melts
Op-ed: Rare moments of harmony witnessed in West Bank during snow storm will soon be over
(20:01 ,12/16/13)
Israel not a third world country
Op-ed: Snow storms paralyze major cities like London, Washington and no one cries out 'failure'
(11:38 ,12/16/13)
No more excuses
Op-ed: Military plan devised by US experts robs Netanyahu of his security arrangements argument
(19:51 ,12/09/13)
Iran, at high noon
Op-ed: Historians have been discussing America's decline for 50 years. They may not have been wrong – just premature
(10:28 ,11/16/13)
Netanyahu the converso
Op-ed: Appointment of new central bank chief just another example of PM's zigzagging
(10:33 ,10/22/13)
Obama and the snakes
Op-ed: Putin proves that, as opposed to Obama, he is loyal to his allies and acts as bitter rival towards their enemies
(23:21 ,09/23/13)
Obama, stop digging
Op-ed: If US president can't win support for Syria operation, how will he keep his promises on Iran?
(20:02 ,09/09/13)
Giving without taking
Op-ed: It's a shame prime minister isn’t telling Israel's citizens his real reason for restarting peace talks
(19:58 ,07/30/13)
On the wrong foot
Op-ed: Washington is a great place to celebrate the signing of an agreement, but it is a cemetery for negotiations
(10:23 ,07/22/13)
Tireless shuttle diplomacy
Op-ed: Whenever Kerry says 'real progress made,' Israelis and Palestinians breathe sigh of relief
(09:58 ,07/02/13)
Peace talks vital for Israel
Op-ed: Negotiations with Palestinians are only way to neutralize anti-Israel boycott calls
(19:45 ,06/25/13)
Kim Il Peres
Op-ed: President deserves a big thank you for the good things he's done, not a cult of personality
(19:58 ,06/19/13)
The power to do bad
Op-ed: LGBT community should not abuse power it has gained; outing public figures is plain cruelty
(20:00 ,06/10/13)
Acre here, Clinton there
Op-ed: There is no justification to spend so much money on Peres' 90th birthday; he is not the Queen of England
(10:14 ,06/04/13)
Lapid the media wizard?
Op-ed: Biggest surprise in finance minister's conduct is mistakes he is making in areas he excels in
(14:03 ,05/14/13)
Are Israelis really happy?
Op-ed: Israelis are strong, active and resourceful – but not happy. Jews and happiness don't go together
(10:58 ,04/23/13)
As if they caught another bin Laden
Op-ed: Americans' reaction to capture of teenage Boston terrorist exaggerated, sends dangerous message
(21:33 ,04/21/13)
Crime and punishment
Op-ed: PM decided to dismiss Knesset Speaker Rivlin because he was 'disloyal,' too popular
(11:42 ,03/11/13)
Through the back door
Op-ed: With only six Knesset seats, Livni had no choice but to join Netanyahu-led coalition
(11:51 ,02/20/13)
Clinging to the status quo
Op-ed: Netanyahu's second term as prime minister can be summed up in one word: Survival
(15:23 ,01/18/13)
The mountain and the mouse
Op-ed: If AG wanted Lieberman to resign, he should have stated it clearly when he announced decision to indict
(13:31 ,12/14/12)
The Sunni axis
Op-ed: Only one who can claim victory after latest round of Israel-Hamas fighting is Morsi
(14:16 ,11/23/12)
The way out is the hardest
Op-ed: Instead of settling for achieved goals, government tormented by how to emerge from Gaza op with sense of victory
(20:10 ,11/19/12)
The third front
Op-ed: Soldiers killed in ground offensive on eve of elections would be catastrophic for Netanyahu
(16:36 ,11/16/12)
A not so happy new year
Op-ed: Israelis know that as bad as current government is, next one will not be better
(01:21 ,09/04/12)
Don't evacuate Migron
Op-ed: State should have banned construction in smaller West Bank settlements long ago
(00:49 ,08/28/12)
Bibi's choice
Op-ed: By dissolving committee tasked with drafting new IDF recruitment law, prime minister chose haredim over Kadima
(11:02 ,07/03/12)
King Bibi the First
Op-ed: Israel, a former republic, is on its way to becoming a monarchy, fully integrating into Mideast
(10:11 ,05/21/12)
Israel vs. the NY Times
Op-ed: Why does any Jew who criticizes Israel automatically become an anti-Semite?
(17:10 ,12/29/11)
The (other) 'N word'
Op-ed: PM Netanyahu's name has somehow become one US officials would rather not mention
(00:06 ,12/13/11)
Say no to American way
Op-ed: Time has come for Israelis to realize that American model no longer works
(10:20 ,10/03/11)
Israel has no strategy
Op-ed: Our government has sophisticated military means at its disposal but lacks strategy
(13:24 ,08/21/11)
Election season underway
Op-ed: Our political establishment reduced to bunch of primaries candidates eager to be elected
(13:54 ,07/21/11)
Battle of the middle class
Op-ed: Housing, cottage cheese protests emerged as result of dangerous middle class crisis
(17:48 ,07/17/11)
The rabbis and the army
Op-ed: Appointment of regimental rabbis reminiscent of Soviet army indoctrination
(21:46 ,07/04/11)
Bread and entertainment
Op-ed: Rabbi’s arrest served interests of all parties, proved some people more equal than others
(12:45 ,06/30/11)
On victory and arrogance
Op-ed: Like Bibi now, Golda Meir enjoyed great popularity, and then Yom Kippur War broke out
(09:19 ,05/31/11)
Israel punishes itself
Op-ed: Decision to boost settlement construction in wake of Itamar massacre bad for Israel
(12:16 ,03/15/11)
A targeted assassination
Op-ed: Should Yoav Galant’s appointment as IDF chief of staff hinge on real estate issues?
(14:17 ,01/28/11)
Haredim not at fault
Op-ed: Our government, rather than religious politicians, at fault for capitulation to haredim
(18:12 ,12/20/10)
Painted into a corner
Op-ed: Netanyahu, Obama and Abbas struggle to solve construction freeze puzzle
(18:06 ,09/26/10)
Netanyahu and the freeze
Op-ed: PM Netanyahu will likely be slammed whether he extends settlement freeze or not
(11:56 ,09/13/10)
In the shadow of attack
Op-ed: Tuesday’s murderous terror attack boosts PM Netanyahu’s bargaining power
(11:19 ,09/01/10)
High ranks, no brains
Op-ed: Just like any large organization, IDF includes quite a few high-ranking idiots
(14:05 ,08/20/10)
Bibi’s catastrophic testimony
Op-ed: Instead of showing leadership in raid probe, PM came across as distant observer
(11:59 ,08/10/10)
The unholy peace trinity
Op-ed: Obama, Netanyahu and Abbas no closer to securing peace agreement
(11:06 ,07/13/10)
There is no other way
Time has come for our government to make a decision on Gilad Shalit
(10:07 ,06/27/10)
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