Netanyahu Chooses Warehousing

Posted May 26, 2009, by & filed under Analysis, Archive, Articles.

Would Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu say the magic words _two states_ after his meeting with President Obama? All Israel held its breath. (He didnat). The gap between the two is wider than those words could ever have bridged, however. Obama, I believe, sincerely _ perhaps urgently _ seeks a resolution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, a… Read more »

Israel in Gaza – A Critical Reframing

Posted January 15, 2009, by & filed under Analysis, Archive, Articles.

Israel’s core messages, listed below, argue for the justice of its invasion of Gaza in late December, 2008, cast Israel as the victim and endeavor that its “war on Hamas” not be seen against the background of prolonged occupation, closure and sanctions, but of the broader Western “War on Terror.” The alternative view presented below… Read more »

RETHINKING ISRAEL AFTER SIXTY YEARS

Posted May 18, 2008, by & filed under Archive, Articles, Opinion.

Israeli Independence Day 2008, marking the sixtieth anniversary of the rise of the Jewish State, should be cause for sober reflection and re-evaluation as well as celebration. Indeed, we Israeli Jews have much to celebrate. But something, it appears, is amiss. Israelas 60 Year gala appeared exaggerated, the joy expressed through the blaring loudspeakers somewhat… Read more »

Born to Demolish

Posted April 16, 2008, by & filed under Archive, Articles, House Demolitions.

It was another of those routine tragedies that are never publicized. At eight in the morning we at ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) received a call that the Border Police, Israeli police and Jerusalem Municipality bulldozers were massing below the Palestinian village of Anata, poised to begin another day of home demolitions. (Link… Read more »

THE LIVNI-RICE PLAN: Towards a Just Peace or Apartheid?

Posted February 5, 2007, by & filed under Analysis, Archive, Articles.

For years I have been one of the doomsayers, arguing that the two-state solution is dead and that apartheid has become the only realistic political outcome of the Israel-Palestine conflict_ at least until a full-blown anti-apartheid struggle arises that fundamentally changes the equation. I based my assessment on several seemingly incontrovertible realities. Over the past… Read more »