Category: Articles

On working with Shimon Peres

The following piece appeared in a Belgian-Jewish special edition magazine for Israel’s 60th Birthday:When working with Shimon Peres one is inevitably faced with a no-win dilemma in terms of one’s self-perception: either you’re narrow-minded or he’s delusional.It is no secret…

Excuses, Excuses – Sueddeutsche Zeitung

A flurry of leaders, panels and groups are pointing their fingers in the same direction. Solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Baker-Hamilton Committee argues that, “the United States cannot achieve its goals in the Middle East unless it deals directly with…

Wanted: Active Citizens – Ynet

To ensure that the best people will go into politics and get elected we must assume full responsibility for our role as citizensOne regrettable conclusion from the nightmarish month of the Second War in Lebanon is that anyone cannot do…

The Red Carpet Syndrome – Harvard Crimson

Commencement ceremonies were about to begin, but the call hadn’t come in yet. Hours later I was back in my dorm room, diploma in hand, but had still received no message. What was keeping the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office? Didn’t…

Foreign Ministry can be Influential Again – Ynet

Dear Minister,As begin your tenure as foreign minister I have a word of advice for you: Seize. Seize the opportunity you have been given to finally transform your ministry into a leader on Israel’s foreign policy scene.For 58 years the…

Opening the Skies to the Jewish People – Ynet

The Ministries of Finance and Tourism announced today their intention to enact an “open skies” policy with respect to air travel. This policy would ease restrictions on foreign airlines wishing to offer flights to Israel.This should lead to dramatic reductions…

Mitzvot of Peoplehood – Ynet

I’m a member of the Jewish People. So what should I do when I wake up in the morning?If I’m a religious Jew, there are quite a few mitzvot I must fulfill. If I’m a Zionist Jew, I should definitely…

Stock in Sharon at ‘Peak’

The share price of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is trading high these days. But high share prices aren’t the great thumbs up, pat on the shoulder they seem to be.Rather, they represent the high expectations of a long list…