Fifteen Years Later

Over the next few weeks, I want to take a look back to February and March of 2003, to those fateful days leading up...

Mueller Indictment of the Russians

On Friday (February 16, 2018) a federal grand jury in Washington DC indicted 13 Russian nationals and a Kremlin-linked internet firm (Internet Research Agency) on charges...

Pity the Almond Tree

PITY THE almond tree, especially when it is in full bloom. The bloom of the almond is, in German, Mandelblüt. That is also the name...

Our Political Dysfunction Has Turned Us Inward and That’s a Recipe...

Domestic American politics have become so cripplingly partisan that Congress can't pass a long-term spending bill or deal the critical issues like immigration reform,...

The Muslim World towards Unthinkable Clash of Reason

"Muslims are numerous but powerless. Divisions among Muslims, especially between Sunni and Shiites, have consigned the Muslim Middle East to almost a century of...

Kashmir: Nehru to Modi – What’s Changed?

Generations of Kashmir's population have waited in vain for an end to India's brutal military occupation and to celebrate their independence - finally as...

What the hell am I?

An Israeli? A Jew? A peace activist? A Journalist? An author? An ex-combat soldier in the Israeli army? An ex-terrorist? A…? All of these and...

Black History Month: Recognizing Black Contributions and Atoning for Our Past

This is Black history month, an important time to reflect on the contributions African Americans have made to the history of the United States...

A 14-year-old girl forced alone and at night into the Gaza...

How did a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who has never set foot in the open-air prison of Gaza find herself being dumped there by Israeli...

Congo: Drifting into Dangerous Waters

You have to admire Joseph Kabila's cheek, if nothing else. On Saturday, at his first press conference in seven years, the long-serving president of...

“Not Enough!”

MANY YEARS ago, right after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, I was asked to write a book about the events. Rachel took...

Pence’s Middle East

US Vice President Michael Pence's recent foray into Middle East politics has been nothing short of a disaster. Because he sees the world through...

To imagine a world free from fascism and Israel, imagine a...

Cowardice in the face of zionist/corporate coercion is not confined to individual state actors; it is also found among groups of states. The crippling...

Davos 2018 – the talking shop for oligarchs, bankers and global...

Last week, Davos - the mountain resort, which sits high up in the eastern Alps of Switzerland in Graubunden – welcomed more than 2,500...

Macedonian Name Game

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet," Shakespeare wrote, but it doesn't smell...

The Jumping Parliament

YEARS AGO, when I was a member of the Knesset, I decided to stage a demonstration in the plenum hall. I put on a T-shirt...

On Australia Day we should listen to Indigenous Australians

Today, I received ‘Senior Citizen of the Year Award’ from the Parramatta City Council – thanks to Parramatta City Council as this has been...

DNC Chair Tom Perez, the Democratic Party’s Grim Metaphor

Sometimes a party's leader seems to symbolize an enduring malaise. For Democrats in 2018, that institutional leader is Tom Perez. While serving as secretary of...

Democracy is Under Attack

This past week, I participated in a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court sponsored by the National Commission for Voter Justice...

Why is the Israeli army finally worried about Gaza?

Last week Israeli military officials for the first time echoed what human rights groups and the United Nations have been saying for some time:...