Regions / Israel
Although almost certain to win reelection, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has been overshadowed by a charismatic new far-right leader.
The burden is on those of us who advocate gun control to prove that deterrence doesn't work with firearms.
Soon after the 2006 war with Lebanon, it became clear that Israel's Achilles heel was the fear that demoralized its population.
The military disparity between Israel and Gaza is but the most violent among many.
It's one thing to intercept a Hamas rocket, another to shoot down an inter-continental ballistic missile.
Steadfast diplomatic and military U.S. support helped enable Israeli violations of international humanitarian law in Gaza.
Either the Israelis and Palestinians will move towards peace or towards more war -- there is no in-between.
It is impossible for American Jews to participate in their own communities without endorsing the atrocities perpetrated by Israel against Arabs.
The Obama administration gave Israel the go-ahead to escalate in Gaza.
The Netanyahu administration stands poised to use Iran's real or imagined influence over Hamas, as well as Iron Dome's effectiveness, as justification for attacking Iran.