Out of Iran Deal, into War? Either Way, Netanyahu’s Popularity Soars

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by Dahlia Scheindlin On Wednesday night, the day after Trump announced his withdrawal from the Iran deal, in between Israeli airstrikes in Syria, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported the Likud’s highest polling numbers in a decade — 35 seats, five more than it… Continue Reading  

Fifty Years of Opposition

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by Dahlia Scheindlin Fifty-fever marking the anniversary since the 1967 war has swept both the Israeli Left and the Right. The Right is dreaming up ever more creative ways to celebrate Israel’s triumph — the culture minister recently wore a dress… Continue Reading  

Israel: Why “It’s Not Apartheid” Arguments Fail

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by Dahlia Scheindlin In an impassioned New York Times op ed, Benjamin Pogrund lays down the best possible arguments for why Israel is not an apartheid state. He brings out the full arsenal: his personal experience as a South African. His… Continue Reading  

Settlers: The Most Satisfied Group between the River and the Sea

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by Dahlia Scheindlin Late Thursday night, the Israeli security cabinet voted unanimously to approve the establishment of a new West Bank settlement to be populated mainly by former residents of Amona, an illegal Israeli outpost ordered dismantled by the High Court of… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu Is Right: Settlements Aren’t the Biggest Obstacle to Peace

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by Dahlia Scheindlin Almost as if for sport, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu released an English video on Friday. It is just two minutes long but packed with chatter-rich material: the Palestinians are guilty of ethnic cleansing. The world is complicit. Nobody… Continue Reading