Tag: binyamin netanyahu

Gaza’s endless catch-22s

By Khaled Diab Israel will not lift its blockade of Gaza until Hamas is removed from power, but Hamas will not fall so long as there is a blockade. This is just one of the many tragic, circular paradoxes in…

Sacrificing Gaza’s children

By Boštjan Videmšek Gaza’s traumatised children are paying the heaviest price for the endless wars raining down on them. Israel, Hamas and the international community have all failed them. Posing in Shuja’iyya. Photo: ©Khaled Diab Sunday 23 May 2021 Of…

Bad blood or blood libel: When is criticism of Israel anti-Semitic?

While critics of Israel can be anti-Semitic, many who criticise Israel harbour a deep respect of and love for Jews. Similarly, supporting the Jewish state is not necessarily a manifestation of philo-Semitism and can stem from anti-Semitic motives.

Did Obama navigate Israeli-Palestinian negotiations without a map?

The Obama administration was reportedly unaware of the true extent of Israeli settlement activity. This reveals either a monumental level of ignorance or a post-facto attempt to justify the failure of the Kerry peace initiative.

The Jerusalem embassy syndrome

The problem is not the new US embassy in Jerusalem. The problem is the reality which surrounds and underpins it.

Hypocrisy and the Holy Land

In their reactions to Donald Trump’s hypocritical Jerusalem declaration, many Arab and Muslims leaders have exhibited their own grotesque double standards.

Donald Trump’s terrifying Middle East playbook

America’s decision to democratically elect a dictator has Middle Eastern reformers bewildered, but the region’s despots are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory – a sure sign of troubling times ahead.

Ayman Odeh: “We reject the equation that it is all Jews against all Arabs”

As the Israeli Knesset declares war on its Palestinian members, Ayman Odeh believes the only way to salvage democracy and built peace is through a joint Arab-Jewish struggle.

Lieberman, Netanyahu and Dr Strangelove

The appointment of Avigdor Lieberman as Israel’s defence minister is like the plot of a nihlistic black comedy.

Israel’s six-state reality

Netanyahu must dismantle the six states within a state Israel has created and grant every Arab and Jew full equality.