articles | Israel & the middle east

Navigating Existential Divides

05.27.2015, by Yossi Klein Halevi

The Iran deal, a Palestinian state, and the gulf between Israelis and American Jews.

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The War on the Israeli Home Front

18.11.2014, by Yossi Klein Halevi

Tuesday's massacre and other recent Palestinian attacks in Jerusalem have been intimate, the terrorism of neighbors.

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A Divider by Nature, Sharon Tried To Unite Israelis Behind Ending the Occupation

13.1.2014, by Yossi Klein Halevi

A stalwart of the right, Sharon was a pragmatist whose mission was to teach Jews how to survive in the Middle East. 

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What, if any, are limits on Diaspora criticism of Israel during war

19.11.2012, by Jeremy Ben-Ami and Yossi Klein Halevi

Jeremy Ben-Ami and Yossi Klein Halevi discuss the role of diaspora Jewry when Israel is at war.

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Can Israel Trust the United States When It Comes to Iran?

04.03.2012, by Yossi Klein Halevi

The dilemma for both Israel and the U.S. isn’t only strategic but ethical.

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Everyone’s Son

12.10.2011, by Yossi Klen Halevi

In opposing the mass release of terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit’s freedom, I felt as if I was betraying my own son.

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Israel, Alone Again?

1.2.2011, by Yossi Klein Halevi

For Israel peace with Egypt has been not only strategically but also psychologically essential. Israelis understand that the end of their conflict with the Arab world depends in large part on the durability of the peace with Egypt. 

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Now, Forward

15.1.2006, by Yossi Klein Halevi

With Sharon's passing from the scene, there is no father to turn to for protection. We're on our own. Yet, because he has steered Israel away from the impassioned excesses he once embodied, his legacy is clear. 

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The War Within East Jerusalem

22.12.2000, by Yossi Klein Halevi

I'm ready to compromise my dreams and share Jerusalem with all who love her, to defer my claim to the Temple Mount until the coming of the messiah. But only for peace. Not for a one-way process of Israeli withdrawals while the Palestinian Authority's media and schools preach holy war and deny Israel's right to exist. 

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