Is Netanyahu’s New Adviser in the ‘Attack Iran’ Camp?

It’s hard to know for sure, but he certainly doesn’t keep pleasant company. Ori Nir, at Americans for Peace Now, has a good analysis of Maj. Gen. Yaakov Amidror, who is apparently Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s new national security… Continue Reading  

What Happened to Jeffrey Goldberg’s “Consensus”?

Incoming Israeli Defense Force commander, Major General Benny Gantz, might be a friend to the IDF’s “Iran-skeptics” and a potential thorn in the side of Netanyahu and Barak. Their attempts to portray Israeli leadership as sharing a unanimous opinion of… Continue Reading  

Odds and Ends on Seismic Events in Egypt

I’m going abroad for a long overdue vacation soon, and my blogging might slow down for at least the next week, so I wanted to deposit some thoughts on the stories dominating the headlines right now, and some others that… Continue Reading  

Noam Sheizaf: Avigdor Lieberman is the Most Powerful Politician in Israel and the Peace Process is Dead

On the latest machinations that reinforce the far right in Israel and doom the peace process, we think Noam Sheizaf’s analysis is very helpful. Noam’s most recent post, reproduced below, was originally published on +972–an invaluable resource for any readers… Continue Reading  

Israel and Iran’s Shared Policy of Nuclear Ambiguity

Israeli blogger Noam Sheizaf has conducted an interesting interview with Israeli historical researcher and expert on Israel’s nuclear policy, Avner Cohen. Cohen’s latest book, The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb,  addresses the origins of Israel’s nuclear strategy and… Continue Reading