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Israel is in danger from a radicalized Center

The radicalization of the center could crush the Israeli backbone. If it spreads it could reach a critical mass and bring an end to Israeli-ness as we know it.

Israel – from adolescence to adulthood

The actual collective picture is better than the image Israelis have of themselves. Still, the identity crisis casts its shadows on Israel’s sovereign existence, and its gravity should not be downplayed.

The logic of Peres

Sooner or later Israel will discover that the future of its integration in the new Middle East remains dependent on a viable Israeli-Palestinian settlement.

If the Declaration of Independence Falls, Israeli Unity Will Fall Too

This last bastion of consensus is under attack. If it succeeds, there will no longer be any text around which the State of Israel and Israeli society can unite.

How I Got Israel Wrong

A crisis such as the one we are going through in Israel is an opportunity for self-examination and soul-searching. I tended to believe that pragmatism would always win the day. I was wrong.

Restoring the covenant of fate

If we wisely gird ourselves with constitutional arrangements on the rules of the game commonly accepted in liberal democracies, we will be able to restore our covenant of fate.

The State of the Jews writ large

As a senior US government official under Carter, I tried to synthesize policy in ways that strengthened the US-Israel relationship

What Israel Means to Me

The Jewish state must remain democratic and pluralistic. To be Jewish but not democratic is an inherent contradiction

Gender segregation in Bnei Brak is a good thing – opinion

Maybe you highly educated and discerning women could still learn a thing or two from the women of Bnei Brak, and from their approach to the institution of marriage

When I left for work today, the sofa cushions still had stuffing

Summer vacation is a powerful reminder of the Israeli labor market’s bias against the parents of schoolchildren