Tag archive for ‘Ariel Sharon’
Amnon Abramovich On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Almost 40 Years of Right-Wing Likud Rule: What Else Has to Happen?

The political upheaval of 1977 took place 40 years ago this week: The right-wing Likud party beat the Ma’arach (the Left-wing Labor Party in its previous configuration). It had been in power since the State of More...

Nechama Duek On Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Gilad Sharon to Follow Footsteps of Father, Brother Into Politics

The name Sharon has been an inseparable part of the political system for years. Ariel Sharon joined politics immediately after retiring from the military and led to the foundation of Likud. While he was prime More...

Ronen Bergman On Sunday, March 20th, 2016

How Meir Dagan Restored the Mossad to Its Former Glory

  Ariel Sharon was revolted by the quiet, diplomatic manner of the Mossad as led by Efraim Halevy. He asked to appoint a new director “with a dagger between his teeth”, as he explained to one More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, October 9th, 2015

Uri Avnery: Leader Without Glory

I FIRST met Mahmoud Abbas in Tunis at the beginning of 1983. I knew that he was responsible for the Israel desk in the PLO leadership. Said Hamami and Issam Sartawi, the PLO delegates with whom I had been in permanent More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu ‘Snuck’ Into Hospital Twice

– – Is Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sick, and if so, who is his designated successor? Those are the questions Israelis are asking now that the news has broken that he twice snuck into to the More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, May 15th, 2015

Uri Avnery: The War of Fools

A FEW days ago, Israeli TV Channel 10 broadcast an investigative story about the 2006 Israeli attack on Lebanon, known as “Lebanon War II”. Though not very profound, it provided a good picture More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, April 24th, 2015

Uri Avnery: Cats in a Sack

IT IS a rather disgusting spectacle. The Israeli Right has won a crushing election victory. (On closer examination, the victory was not quite so crushing. Indeed, there was no victory at all. The crushing victory More...

Itamar Rabinovich On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Israel’s Former Ambassador to the US, Itamar Rabinovich: Bibi’s Big Surprise

Binyamin Netanyahu proved the pollsters wrong – not once, but twice. In the weeks and days leading up to Israel’s election, his defeat was widely predicted. Then, in the hours after the vote, exit More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, December 5th, 2014

The Plebiscite

– ISRAELIS ARE fed up with Binyamin Netanyahu. They are fed up with the government. They are fed up with all political parties. They are fed up with themselves. They are fed up. That is the reason for the More...

Reuters On Monday, October 13th, 2014

Palestinians Clash With Israeli Police at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Compound

–   JERUSALEM – Israeli police came under a barrage of rocks and flares from Palestinians in clashes in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest shrine in Islam, on Monday More...

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