"For the first time I feel - because of these kind of politics ... I’m
not sure that I want my children to live here."
Roni Daniel, Israel Channel 2's veteran military correspondent,
during his despairing outburst about the Netanyahu-Ya'alon-Liberman machinations.
Some have likened the outburst to a real-life "I'm mad as hell and I can't take
it any more" moment (see: Even Rambo Is Afraid of
Where Netanyahu Is Heading).
Yossi Alpher is an independent Israeli security analyst. Views
and positions expressed here are those of the writer, and do not necessarily
represent APN's views and policy positions.
May 23, 2016 - The Herzog-Yaalon-Lieberman-Sisi-Bibi drama; the
real Netanyahu at work
Q. Israel seemed to begin last week with a Likud-Labor unity
government, blessed by the president of Egypt. It ended last week with an even more
right-wing government and the departure of a defense minister who stood up for IDF
commanders with liberal values. What happened, and why?
A. This is all about PM Netanyahu, his values and his tactics. It
tells us once again that his only strategies are staying in power and holding onto
as much West Bank territory as possible...
Q. And the fallout?
A. (Egyptian President) Sisi was humiliated. He welcomed a peace
coalition in Jerusalem and ended up with loud-mouth Lieberman--settler, racist,
Q. Where does this leave civil-military relations in
A. The IDF leadership has emerged in recent months as the champion
of liberal values and standards in the occupied territories and to some extent even
in Israeli politics...
- Bills, Resolutions, and Letters
- FY17 NDAA - On the House Floor (Mideast-related amdts
- FY17 NDAA - Senate Version
- FY17 Defense Approps - Middle East-related Elements (HOUSE)
- On the Record
The Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer begins sundown tonight, Wednesday, May 25. This
festive day comes on the 33rd day of the Omer, or the counting of days between
Passover and Shavuot.
TODAY - Wednesday, May 25th, 2:00
Recent developments in the Israeli political arena with Akiva Eldar, senior
Hear about the recent developments in the Israeli political arena: Netanyahu's
coalition negotiations with Avigdor Lieberman and Labor’s Yitzhak Herzog, Moshe
Yaalon's resignation and the increasing tension between the government and the
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Alarmed over Avigdor Lieberman's Imminent Appointment as Israel's Defense
APN President and CEO Debra DeLee: "Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is today
once again showing the world that he puts politics and personal political survival
above the national security of Israel and its people."
HERE to see and share APN's Internet Meme "Bibi - Israel
needs Security, not Politics (partially pictured above).
Ha'aretz: "Israel Knew All Along That Settlements, Home Demolitions
By Gershom Gorenberg
New evidence shows government's adviser on international law said in
1968 that demolishing terror suspects' homes violates Geneva Convention.
New York Times: "Israel's Army Goes to War With Its
In most countries, the political class supervises the defense
establishment and restrains its leaders from violating human rights or pursuing
dangerous, aggressive policies. In Israel, the opposite is happening...
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