Elor Azaria and the Army of the Periphery

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by Edo Konrad An Israeli military court handed down a guilty verdict Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of Elor Azaria, an IDF soldier who shot and killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in March of last year. The high-profile trial polarized the country,… Continue Reading  

Israel Shifts Even Further Right

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by Naomi Dann The announcement of the appointment of Avigdor Lieberman as defense minister and the negotiations with his Yisrael Beiteinu party to join Israel’s governing coalition should indicate to the United States and to the international community that Israel is… Continue Reading  

The Next Gaza War

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by Max Blumenthal “A fourth operation in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, just as a third Lebanon war is inevitable,” declared Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in February. His ominous comments came just days after an anti-tank missile fired by… Continue Reading  

The Iran Deal Through Israeli Eyes

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by Marsha B. Cohen Hawkish Israeli politicians and analysts have done their best to thwart any agreement between Iran and the P5+1. Their mantra has been consistent: No deal is better than a bad deal, and there is no such… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Coalition of the Unwilling

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by Mitchell Plitnick After Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprising victory in Israel’s national elections in March, he took until the last possible minute to complete the process of forming the government for his fourth term as Israel’s prime minister. For all the… Continue Reading