To the Netanyahu administration, attacking Gaza may be killing two birds with one stone. The Netanyahu administration stands poised to use Iran’s real or imagined influence over Hamas, as well as Iron Dome’s effectiveness, as justification for attacking Iran. “At first glance,” writes Haaretz columnist Amir Oren, “Operation Pillar of Defense seems to be aimed […]
Israeli last to know that his negotiations with Ahmed Jabari were as doomed as the man. In an oped in the New York Times, Gershon Baskin, who negotiated with Hamas for the release of Gilad Shalit, publicly revealed how the Netanyahu administration scuttled Israel’s most recent negotiations with Hamas. On the morning that he was […]
The Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank on Saturday night was packed. The stage oddly sparse and brightly lit. The band entered and took up their place and then a man, all in black with long, black hair, was led out on stage. And Sixto Rodriguez began to play.