Published under ‘onevoice & middle east’

The greatest threat to Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State today is coming from within.  The stakes are very high.  It is important to understand the issues and the passions.  Worth reading this article in full, with some hope from the Israeli people mobilizing to defend democracy and the rule of law.   Protests spread [...]

An excellent piece by Ehud Barak.

Published under Israel Mar 03, 2019

A thoughtful piece by David Horovitz

Published under Israel Aug 01, 2018

  The trouble with Israel’s Jewish nation-state law A few words could have made all the difference, but the government didn’t want them

Here’s a story from The New York Times that I thought you’d find interesting. Gazans and Israel could have made peace before. Now, demographic and ecosystem issues add urgency. By Thomas L. Friedman Princess Diana once famously observed that there were three people in her marriage, “so it was a bit crowded.” The same is [...]

BY DAHLIA SCHEINDLIN The more Israel’s prime minister escalates tensions, the more his popularity grows. In 2015, Benjamin Netanyahu was elected to a fourth term as prime minister of Israel. Within months, pundits began speculating when his government would fall. So far, the answer has been never. Netanyahu has faced trouble, including ministerial resignations and [...]

It’s rare to see these well-documented facts so plainly stated on mainstream TV. Worth your 3 minutes:

By Sima Kadmon, columnist at Yedioth Ahronoth If anyone feels shame, affront, sadness, frustration and despair today—there is no way to ease these feelings. These are our ministers and MKs. This is our prime minister and his bureau staff, who despite how it looks [to the public], pushed and pushed the disgraceful bill that passed [...]

On Saturday night, Darkeu screened this video to tens of thousands of Israelis, gathered in Rabin Square, who watched in stunned silence. Twenty-two years ago to the day, at that very spot, Yitzhak Rabin was murdered after months of the sort of incitement, hate and violence that is once again rising in Israel. On Saturday, [...]

It would be wrong to get too carried away by the overnight US missile strike on the Syrian airbase, north of Damascus, from which it is believed the Assad regime launched Tuesday’s despicable chemical weapons attack. This was, after all, just a single retaliatory strike on an air base, and not a 180-degree change in [...]