The appointment of Avigdor Lieberman as Israel’s defence minister is like the plot of a nihlistic black comedy.
The “peace of the brave” has given way to the peace of the grave. It’s time to abandon Oslo in favour of a civil rights struggle for equality.
The death and destruction inflicted by Israel’s assault on Gaza point to the futility of Palestinian armed resistance. Peaceful resistance is the way.
Although I wish there were a Palestinian Mandela, I suspect that Israel-Palestine is not ready for someone like him… not yet, at least.
Israel has squandered so many opportunities for peace that its very identity as a ‘Jewish state’ is in jeopardy.
Israeli settlements are one of the greatest obstacles to peace, but could settlers also help build a Palestinian state?
The Holy Land is where Christmas began. But with the relative decline of Christianity there, does the yuletide still retain its spirit?
The asymmetry in power between Israelis and Palestinians and the exclusion of key players mean that the quest for UN recognition of an independent Palestine is like the icing on an uncooked cake.