Gershon Baskin on Permanent Truce Deal Assassinated Jabari was Working on

Speaking to Democracy Now! Gershon Baskin — the Israeli peace activist who assisted the process that led to Hamas’ release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit — offers his thoughts on the permanent truce deal he was working on with military leader… Continue Reading

Netanyahu-Lieberman Union Won’t Change Iran Timetable

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled an “October surprise” out of his hat when he announced his Likud party would form a joint list in the upcoming election with Avigdor Lieberman’s fascist Yisrael Beiteinu party. This is more of a… Continue Reading

Israel takes bigger gambles to push Obama into Iran attack

Headlines today featured news of a spike in oil prices based on fears of an Israeli strike on Iran. That fear is based on last week’s major uptick in Israeli rhetoric — mostly from Defense Minister Ehud Barak — which was geared… Continue Reading

Aluf Benn: “The world doesn’t seem so worried by Netanyahu’s threats to strike Iran”

Aluf Benn, the editor-in-chief of Haaretz, states the obvious — brilliantly: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are threatening to attack Iran, and the world does not seem concerned. Israel warns that its face is turned in… Continue Reading

Mubarak’s Departure May Offer Face Saving Solution for Israel’s Iran-Hawks

Haaretz editor Aluf Benn has an interesting column in which he examines how Egypt’s revolution will impact Israel’s cost-benefit calculus of launching an air strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. Benn argues that Mubarak was an important, if not crucial, ally… Continue Reading