Akiva Eldar

US President Donald Trump (R) escorts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the White House in Washington, Feb. 15, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

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Trump's warm embrace of Netanyahu nothing for Jews to celebrate

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revels over his meeting with US President Donald Trump, US and Australian Jews are uncomfortable with his warm relations with a volatile and anti-Muslim leader.

Trump and Netanyahu's White House vanity fair

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Israel and the Palestinians need a determined and well-informed US president who can promote the establishment of a Palestinian state while normalizing Israel’s relations with Arab countries, not the other way around.

Netanyahu won't cut any deals in Trump's office

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commitment to the two-state solution changes entirely depending on the public or person he is trying to please, and he couldn't advocate it at his Feb. 15 meeting at the White House even if he wanted to.

Is Netanyahu counting on Israel's High Court to save him?

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Turkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, continuing to avoid his and his party's responsibility for the Regularization law, is hoping the High Court will strike it down.

Israeli peace camp should use language Trump understands: Private property

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

With President Donald Trump in the White House, the Israeli peace camp should focus its strategy on highlighting the theft of Palestinian lands for settlement construction.

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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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