The road not taken

Israel is now quickly becoming the fastest former " democracy in the Middle East”.

When Israel is forced either to have its cake or eat it

Unlike his predecessor Yasser Arafat, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas symbolises the interlocutor Benjamin Netanyahu most dreads: pragmatic, accountable and committed to nonviolence.

Shooting for the wrong objective

Israeli Defence Forces are training settlers to shoot Palestinians fearing that a ‘Third Intifada’ could take place following the UN vote in September. However, arming civilians merely reveals the vulnerability of the government.