Archive for November, 2010

Plan B for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

(This piece originally appeared in The New Republic print edition, on October 28th.) It is more than likely that the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) will reach a dead end. If not on the issue of settlements then on other matters. It’s not in the details, it’s in the big picture: Benjamin [...]

Zionism: Land vs. Liberty

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

The importance of the settlement question goes even beyond politics. It is not just a matter of policy, it is also one of ideology. The question goes down to the very foundation of Israel’s existence because asking about settlement is really asking what Zionism should be: Is Zionism about liberty, or is it about land? [...]