Israel's attack on Gaza has benefited the current leadership, especially Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in pre-election polling. But do they have an exit strategy?
The fall of Ehud Olmert is a tragedy for Israel and the world--squandering a genuine opportunity for a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab relations.
The media was enthused, but ordinary Israelis, cynical about their own political leaders, gave Obama a muted reception. The refrain here is "No, they can't," not "Yes, he can."
The crisis in the Middle East reveals the dangers of religious fundamentalism and leaving political decisions to the military.
Suddenly, the Sharon era is over. And Sharon's centrist Kadima Party may emerge as the dominant force after the March 28 elections.
Ordinary Israelis have run out of tears for the former settlers of Gaza and an outbreak of political sanity may be at hand.
What are Sharon's real reasons for pulling out of Gaza? What happens next?
With the specter of an international boycott looming, Sharon has begun to waver.
Rejectionists on both sides are trying to undermine the fledgling