February 16, 2011 12:33am
Although it’s still far from clear how the uprising in Egypt is going to play out, the volatility there is raising questions in Israel about the country’s readiness for a multi-front war.
February 2, 2011 2:24am
For Israel, the popular uprising against the Mubarak regime raises the specter of its worst strategic nightmare: collapse of the peace treaty with Egypt, the cornerstone of its regional policy for the past three decades.
January 26, 2011 10:24pm
With Lebanon in turmoil and a Hezbollah-backed prime minister poised to take power in Beirut, Israel is concerned at the prospect of a tectonic shift in the regional balance.
January 19, 2011 12:56am
Was Ehud Barak’s decision to break away from Israel’s Labor Party a cynical act of political self-preservation or part of some larger deal with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to lure the Palestinians back to the peace table or attack Iran?
January 13, 2011 1:07am
Knesset legislation calling for an investigation of Israeli human rights groups has sparked a fierce argument over who is doing more to hurt Israel’s reputation: Israeli organizations critical of the Israeli government and army, or the politicians who want to investigate them for allegedly going too far.
December 29, 2010 2:01am
Despite the relative quiet for most of this year, Israel is concerned that recent escalations along the Gaza-Israel border could lead to a new round of serious fighting with Hamas.
December 15, 2010 10:38pm
An emerging movement in the Israeli Sephardic world against the rigid Orthodoxy of Shas’ leadership reassesses the idea of a “society of Torah scholars,” thus sending more haredim into the Israeli army and the workforce.
November 16, 2010 11:11pm
The opening of the new cultural center in the arid West Bank town of Ariel has left- and right-wingers accusing each other of betraying the Zionist heritage and of giving succor to a rising tide of delegitimization of Israel.
October 26, 2010 10:28pm
The mere threat of the Palestinians pushing for international recognition of a state from the United Nations has been enough to push the Israeli government to reconsider options to return to the negotiating table.
October 5, 2010 10:11pm
For the Israeli coalition government to accept a deal of U.S. assurances in exchange for a 60-day extension of the expired West Bank settlement freeze, the Obama administration might have to ante up more.