Israel, the Will and Promise

Israel: The Will to Prevail By Danny Danon Palgrave Macmillan, 240 pages The Promise of Israel: Why Its Seemingly Greatest Weakness Is Actually Its Greatest Strength By Daniel Gordis Wiley, 256 pages If you do not recognize Danny Danon’s name, you would probably recognize his face. You will have seen him talking on Fox News or atContinue reading “Israel, the Will and Promise”

Who’s afraid of the big bad Likud?

Hysteria is the default mode of Israeli politics, the timbre of discourse a panicked shriek, but this week things went full-on meshuggah. Ehud Barak resigned as Defense Minister, figuring he had little chance of retaining the job after the election, while former prime minister Ehud Olmert hinted at a grudge-match comeback to take down hisContinue reading “Who’s afraid of the big bad Likud?”