Tag Archives: Ehud Olmert

An Empty Package

30/05/2008 At this past Sunday’s cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert issued a public statement relating to the revived negotiations with Syria. The talks, the prime minister wished to assure us, were “serious” and would be conducted with “all due … Continue reading

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Israel’s Demographic Timebomb

Guardian- 14/01/2004 Israeli right-of-centre politics is today turned in on itself. The reason for this derives from the prominence in recent weeks given to proposals for unilateral disengagement by Israel from the Gaza Strip and the greater part of the … Continue reading

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A Political Earthquake

Guardian- 02/05/2007 We knew that the Winograd report, investigating the failures during last summer’s war with Hizbullah, would be critical of Israel’s political and military leadership. But no one here in Israel expected a political earthquake of this magnitude. In … Continue reading

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Tzipi Livni and the new Middle East

Guardian- 23/09/2008 Newly elected Kadima leader Tzipi Livni is the third person to lead this party in its less than three years of existence. In terms of presentation, she represents a significant change in Israeli politics. In terms of her … Continue reading

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More United, Less Passionate

The Guardian- 25/03/2006 Three days now remain until the elections in Israel. The election campaign has been the most sedate in living memory. One may walk the main streets of the three main cities, and hardly be disturbed by activists, … Continue reading

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The 17th Knesset Elections, 2006

MERIA News Special Issue, Volume 10, Issue 3-10/04/2006 The 17th Knesset elections took place following a series of political events dramatic even by Israeli standards. The Gaza Disengagement Plan brought a new strategic concept of unilateralism to the forefront of … Continue reading

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Lebanon 2006: Unfinished War

22/02/2008 The Lebanon war of 2006 failed to resolve any of the issues over which it was fought. Ultimately, the war may be understood as a single campaign within a broader Middle Eastern conflict–between pro-Western and democratic states on the … Continue reading

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