Politics in Turmoil

Search TagX on Google View all posts tagged as Tagx Find TagX related info in WikiPedia The promoters of the presidential system are out to prove that Israel’s parliamentary democracy does not work and that it is time for another experiment. By Moshe Arens (A version of this column appeared in Haaretz on December 21, […]

Nostalgia isn’t What it Used to Be

Peretz and his adherents are bound to discover, to their chagrin, that Netanyahu’s economic reforms are the appropriate measures for Israel’s economy at this time. By Moshe Arens (A version of this column appeared in Haaretz on November 22, 2005.) A week before he decided to bolt the Likud and form a new party, the […]

Political Chaos

The present political situation, in which the continued existence of the government is threatened by Knesset members from the ranks of the party that is leading the coalition, is unprecedented in the annals of Israel’s political history. By Moshe Arens (A version of this column appeared in Haaretz on November 8, 2005.) Two well-meaning Likud […]

Murder Inc. in Syria

The western world took these brutal Syrian actions in its stride, and Hafez Assad became a much admired, and even respected world leader. By Moshe Arens (A version of this column appeared in Haaretz on October 27, 2005.) The report by UN investigator Detlev Mehlis, which examined the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik […]

A Balance Sheet for the New Year

As of the beginning of the New Year, the bottom line looks pretty good. By Moshe Arens (A version of this column appeared in Haaretz on October 11, 2005.) The advent of the New Year is a good time to draw up a balance sheet for the State of Israel and set the agenda for […]

One Mistake After Another

At the Oslo accords, and again in Barak’s era, rash decisions brought on international praise for Israel. The Gaza pullout could be the next in the series. By Moshe Arens (A version of this column appeared in Haaretz on September 27, 2005.) Author and columnist Hillel Halkin, who initially had not been critical of the […]

Sharon’s Useful Idiots

Sharon has surrounded himself with a guard of ‘useful idiots’. By Moshe Arens (A version of this column appeared in Haaretz on September 13, 2005.) It was Lenin who is supposed to have coined the appellation “useful idiots” to describe those who were prepared to justify any and all misdeeds of the Bolshevik regime in […]

What is Sharon Up To?

So what is a settlement bloc, and just where are they located? Who are the fortunate Israeli citizens who do not have to fear expulsion from their homes if Sharon’s policy is implemented? By Moshe Arens (A version of this column appeared in Haaretz on August 30, 2005.) Having expelled some 10,000 Israelis from their […]

Misuse of the Army

It can only be hoped that following the traumatic events of the coming weeks, it will be generally recognized that the separation of military and civilian spheres of authority should be one of the foundation stones of our system of government, and that the IDF should at all costs continue to be maintained as a […]

An Unenforceable Ordinance?

Did the members of the Knesset who voted for the Disengagement Law realize they were voting for an unenforceable law, that the IDF would have to be called on to enforce this statute? By Moshe Arens (A version of this column appeared in Haaretz on August 2, 2005.) What’s all this fuss about moving 8,000 […]

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