A couple of weeks ago, Professor Gil Troy wrote in the Jerusalem Post about a project to 'restore sanity' to the discourse surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Such a project is a useful tool in trying to engage with critics of Israeli policy on the one hand, while trying to isolate delegitimizers of its existence on the … Continue reading Restoring Sanity to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Jerusalem Post quotes an op-ed by George Galloway in the British Socialist daily 'The Morning Star' in which he declared that a flotilla of ships called the "Viva Palestina convoy" will leave from London, Casablanca, and Doha on September 18. It seems that Galloway has drawn heart from the diplomatic environment surrounding Israel's actions … Continue reading Fighting Flotillas and the Network Behind Them
In recent months, starting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's categorization of Israel's delegitimization as one of three key challenges facing the country, political and diplomatic arenas seem to be increasingly emerging as a national security focus among Israeli decision makers. The growing prominence of these arenas is further reflected in media commentary, exemplified by two … Continue reading Closing the gap? Attention to political-diplomatic arenas emerging as national security imperative
The Reut Institute published today the English version of its report on the May 31st Gaza Flotilla. The report analyzes the strategic significance and systemic context of the incident and offers recommendations on how to prevent similar occurrences in the future. Unlike the current government commissions that deal primarily with technical or operational aspects of … Continue reading Reut Publishes Flotilla Report in English
An article in the Forward suggests that board members within the New Israel Fund (NIF) are discussing bringing in policy guidelines as to which organizations receive funding. This would be an important step in driving a wedge between critics of Israeli policy and delegitimizers of its existence. According to the article, there isn't yet agreement … Continue reading Is the New Israel Fund Driving a Wedge?