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There is no place for 'no-solutionists'

There is no place for 'no-solutionists' cross-posted by Ori Nir Special to WJW 8 January, 2009 Increasingly, you hear them at public events and symposia. You read their analyses in the press and on blogs. They are the "no-solutionists." Ultra-skeptical, hypercynical, often giddy about their...

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Short History of Israeli Right Wing Terrorism

Cross-postedFollowing the arrest and indictment of Yaakov (Jack) Teitel, who reportedly admitted to a series of murderous terrorist attacks against Israelis and Palestinians over the past twelve years, the settlers and their supporters cried foul. Teitel is an exception, they said, a single case, a...

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Peace is the Answer to the Specter of Israel's International Isolation

Israel's deputy prime minister, Dan Meridor, spoke over the weekend in Washington about what he sees as the three chief foreign policy challenges that Israel faces today: Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the Goldstone report....

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New Op-Ed in Washington Jewish Week: The 'West-Bankization' of Israel?

8/12/2009 The 'West-Bankization' of Israel? by Ori Nir Special to WJW Israelis were recently appalled by reports of sadistic hazing in the Israel Defense Forces' tank corps. Israeli newspapers uncovered routine patterns of beating, lashing, severe humiliation and other forms of brutal behavior toward...

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The Speech that Bibi won't Give

[this was posted today on the Washington Post - Newsweek PostGlobal] The Speech Netanyahu Won't Give By Ori Nir Here's what Benyamin Netanyahu should - but most likely won't - say in his much-anticipated policy speech on Sunday. Bar Illan University President Moshe Kaveh, distinguished...

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New op-ed: Netanyahu faces stark choice

Here is my new op-ed, published in today's edition of the Washington Jewish Week: Netanyahu faces stark choice Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Ori Nir Special to WJW Israel's new-old Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a hard choice following his thorny, sour visit to...

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Netanyahu and Obama: Disagreements in the Oval Office

Benjamin Netanyahu is known (and often mocked) for his blunt depiction of how he saw Israel's relationship with the Palestinians in the post-Oslo years of the late 1990's. "If they give, they will receive. If they don't give, they won't receive," Prime Minister Netanyahu said...

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To Reduce Risk of Kidnapped Soldiers, Israeli Military Uses Robots

The kidnapping of another one of its soldiers by Palestinian or Lebanese guerillas is a nightmare scenario for Israel's military. In addition to the demoralization and humiliation that are caused by such kidnappings, Israeli soldiers held by Hamas or Hezbollah are a terrible military...

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