Haaretz’s editor-in-chief Aluf Benn says PM’s planned trip to Washington will be the most fateful of his political career. The two leaders will go
Any talk of military action against Tehran is taking place in the shadow of this November’s U.S. elections. But if Israel does strike, ordinary civilians will be leading the aerial attack. Read more.
He was the first prime minister from the Israeli right, and the first to represent the disenfranchised ‘Second Israel.’ Two decades after his death, with the longest-serving Likud coalition in power, Haaretz writers probe the complex and conflicted character of Menachem Begin. Read more.
Sayed Kashua’s confessions of a used-car salesman
“Hi, it’s about the car, is it still available?”
Unfortunately it was. More than four months after placing the ad, the car was still for sale; in fact, the ad was more pertinent than ever before. I had forgotten about placing it altogether, and developed a fondness for the old car out of an understanding that our fates were intertwined. Every once in a while I would get a phone call from “a customer who saw your ad”; a couple of times customers who sounded serious promised to be in touch the next day to schedule a time to see the car, but never called back. Read more.
Marie Colvin, who was on the front lines of groundbreaking events such as the 2005 Gaza disengagement, the civil war in Sri Lanka and the Arab Spring, was killed by Bashar Assad’s forces while covering the uprising in Syria. Haaretz’s Anshel Pfeffer eulogizes her. Read more.
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