The recent Israel elections are the most significant since the election of Menachem Begin four decades ago in May of 1977, when the Likud conservative party first replaced the Labor party. The Labor party had governed the country since the founding of the State in 1948. These election results may be fraught with more weightiness and danger than any other. Israel has turned right! There are two reasons: the Palestinian state issue and the Iran nuclear bomb issue ...
A few years ago, Ehud Olmert led negotiations in which he offered to give more to the Palestinians than even Ehud Barak had before him. The Palestinians under Abbas refused all reasonable offers. The deteriorating security situation in Gaza and Lebanon and the inconclusive Second Lebanon War led Israelis to turn to Benjamin Netanyahu. Amazingly, Netanyahu embraced the two state solution. Despite this, negotiations in the last few years have failed. Last summer we experienced another Gaza war with thousands of missiles sent into Israel, reaching as far as Tel Aviv and southern Haifa ...
- Peace is a Matter of the Heart
- Netanyahu's Rejection of a Two State Solution
- Why Israel Has Turned to the Right
- The Dangerous and Difficult Road Ahead
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And he did not give to the sons of K'hat, for the service of the holy [was] upon them; they carried on the shoulder.