Hillel Schenker

Hillel Schenker, a Tel Aviv journalist, is a veteran commentator on
Israeli-Arab affairs and co-editor of the Palestine-Israel

The View From Tel Aviv The View From Tel Aviv

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?

Jan 2, 2009 / Feature / Hillel Schenker

The Tragedy of Ehud Olmert The Tragedy of Ehud Olmert

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.

Aug 11, 2008 / Feature / Hillel Schenker

Obama in Israel: One Tough Audience Obama in Israel: One Tough Audience

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."

Jul 24, 2008 / Feature / Hillel Schenker

The View From Israel The View From Israel

The crisis in the Middle East reveals the dangers of religious fundamentalism and leaving political decisions to the military.

Jul 27, 2006 / Editorial / Hillel Schenker

Israel After Sharon Israel After Sharon

Suddenly, the Sharon era is over. And Sharon's centrist Kadima Party may emerge as the dominant force after the March 28 elections.

Jan 12, 2006 / Editorial / Hillel Schenker

After Gaza: Back to Sanity? After Gaza: Back to Sanity?

Ordinary Israelis have run out of tears for the former settlers of Gaza and an outbreak of political sanity may be at hand.

Aug 24, 2005 / Feature / Hillel Schenker

Disengagement Mystery Disengagement Mystery

What are Sharon's real reasons for pulling out of Gaza? What happens next? Hillel Schenker reports from Jerusalem.

Aug 16, 2005 / Feature / Hillel Schenker

Israel’s Failing Wall Israel’s Failing Wall

With the specter of an international boycott looming, Sharon has begun to waver.

Feb 19, 2004 / Editorial / Hillel Schenker

On the Road (Map) On the Road (Map)

Rejectionists on both sides are trying to undermine the fledgling initiative.

May 22, 2003 / Feature / Hillel Schenker

Israel’s Dangerous Crossroads Israel’s Dangerous Crossroads

A continuation of the current situation will undermine Israeli democracy.

Jan 16, 2003 / Feature / Hillel Schenker