The body and the soul of Israel

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (March 22, 2017) – The received wisdom in Israel today is that Iran is the greatest threat to its security, perhaps to its very existence. Prime Minister Netanyahu is the most vociferous proponent of this view; he speaks of it often, perhaps never more forcefully than when he addressed the United […]

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Israel’s past, present and future Prime Minister

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (March 16, 2017) – Prime Minister Netanyahu is in the air a lot nowadays. Soon after returning from Washington and the love-in with President Trump, he flew to Australia on an official visit. Shortly thereafter he went to Moscow to make sure that President Putin controls his clients in and around […]

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Talking to the enemy

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Feb. 27, 2017) – It’s understandable, even if often immature, that individuals don’t speak to those they consider to be enemies. But it’s deplorable when states behave like that. That’s how I understood Ephraim Halevy, a former high ranking Israeli intelligence chief, when he spoke in Jerusalem earlier this week. His […]

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An Israeli response to suffering in Gaza

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Feb. 15, 2017) – One reason why even liberal Israelis have qualms about a Palestinian state is because of what happened in the Gaza Strip after the Israeli disengagement in 2005. At the time many of us applauded the Israeli withdrawal in the belief that this was the first step in […]

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