Egypt Arrests Israeli Activist Traveling To Gaza – OpEd

Last summer, after leaving IDF service, Andrei Pshenichnikov, age 24, underwent a radical political conversion.  He began working with anti-Occupation groups and decided to renounce his Israeli citizenship.  Further, he actually moved to the Deheisha refugee camp outside Bethlehem and took up jobs working for a hotel and construction there. But the Shabak grew suspicious … Continue reading Egypt Arrests Israeli Activist Traveling To Gaza – OpEd

Chuck Hagel, Knifed In The Back By The Lobby – OpEd

As I wrote a few days ago when many were whispering that Chuck Hagel’s chances of becoming secretary of defense had died, what does it matter whether it’s the Israel lobby or the Jewish lobby?  When you get a knife in the back, it doesn’t matter who’s putting the shiv into you.  In Chuck Hagel’s … Continue reading Chuck Hagel, Knifed In The Back By The Lobby – OpEd

Lieberman Resigns…for Now – OpEd

Yesterday, the State prosecutor announced he would indict Avigdor Lieberman for the relatively minor crime of “breach of trust” for seeking to obtain information about the status of legal proceedings against him from an Israeli diplomat.  The prosecutor refused to indict Lieberman on the far more serious charges of bribery which involved his solicitation and … Continue reading Lieberman Resigns…for Now – OpEd

Meshal’s Triumphal Welcome In Gaza – OpEd

A few days ago, Khaled Meshal made a triumphal, first-ever visit to Gaza to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hamas’ founding and the movement’s “triumph” in Operation Pillar of Cloud.  Hundreds of thousands of Gazans greeted him as he delivered a hardcore message of defiance to Israel.  He avowed, in a statement that likely deliberately … Continue reading Meshal’s Triumphal Welcome In Gaza – OpEd

As Peretz Abandons Labor Party, Israeli Political Center Implodes – OpEd

Nothing illustrates the political bankruptcy of the Israeli political center better than this image of Tzipi Livni, founder of the Ha-Tenuah Party holding hands with her freshest catch, Amir Peretz, former Labor defense minister and second highest vote-getter in the recent Labor primary. The image of a former Mossad agent and ideological descendant of the … Continue reading As Peretz Abandons Labor Party, Israeli Political Center Implodes – OpEd