For those who lived through or studied the period of the Cold War, there is now an inescapable and increasing feeling of deja vu.
April 10, 2018
The proverb “Good fences make good neighbours” exists in quite a few cultures. However, the security fence along the border between Israel and the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza reminds me more of the resentment at this notion expressed by the American poet Robert Frost.
April 07, 2018
There is a habitual complaint, by almost anyone of an older generation, that today’s youth is not as committed to the common cause as those who came before them.
April 04, 2018
The 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, which it was hoped would be the beginning of the end of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will be marked later this year. It will be marked more than celebrated.
March 31, 2018
The interrogator O’Brien, an agent of the totalitarian state who is one of the main characters in George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” declares at one point: “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.
March 24, 2018
As has become customary in Israel, the High Court of Justice remains the last bastion of the country’s conscience and serves as its moral compass. Last week, it temporarily halted the deportation of African asylum seekers to Rwanda and Uganda.
March 20, 2018
This time next year the UK is expected to pack its bags, depart the EU and start life anew, returning to its state of splendid isolation.
March 17, 2018