Akiva Eldar

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) sits next to Education Minister Naftali Bennett during the weekly Cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Aug. 30, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Abir Sultan)

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The Israeli right's hypocrisy on discrimination

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Israeli right-wing politicians, though quick to criticize others for what they deem anti-Semitism, support discrimination against Arabs.

Israel pushes security ties while Cairo, Amman embassies sit empty

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to care little about Israel’s diplomatic ties with Egypt and Jordan so long as security ties are maintained.

Netanyahu's legacy will haunt Israel

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

In his many years as Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to destroy relations between Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Arabs, and the right and left.

Are Israelis indifferent to corruption around Netanyahu?

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Despite political corruption, Israelis keep backing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in polls.

Most Israelis, Palestinians are tired of fighting

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Israeli right-wing legislators do all they can to keep the two-state solution at a distance, yet a majority of Israelis still support it.

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Akiva Eldar

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Akiva Eldar is a columnist for Al-Monitor’s Israel Pulse. He was formerly a senior columnist and editorial writer for Haaretz and also served as the Hebrew daily’s US bureau chief and diplomatic correspondent. His most recent book (with Idith Zertal), Lords of the Land, on the Jewish settlements, was on the best-seller list in Israel and has been translated into English, German and Arabic. In 2006, the Financial Times named him among the world’s most influential commentators. He received the annual “Search for Common Ground” award for Middle East journalism and the Peace through Media Award of the International Council for Press and Broadcasting. Mr. Eldar was born in Haifa, Israel, in 1945 and graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he majored in economics, political science and psychology.

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