Akiva Eldar

Israelis celebrate as they hold Israeli flags during a parade marking Jerusalem Day, the day in the Jewish calendar when Israel captured East Jerusalem and the Old City from Jordan during the 1967 war, Damascus Gate, Jerusalem's Old City, May 24, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

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Jerusalem Day and the country without a capital

Thursday, May. 25, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Even Donald Trump wants to keep the peace in Jerusalem, which is more than can be said of Benjamin Netanyahu's government.

Riyadh, not Trump, holds key to Israel-Palestinian peace

Tuesday, May. 23, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

A peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians could be born only out of direct negotiations between Israel and pragmatic Arab leaders, not out of a deal proposed by US President Donald Trump.

Would Israel's Knesset support a Trump Mideast deal?

Thursday, May. 18, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cannot claim that his coalition will fall apart if he supports a peace initiative by President Donald Trump.

Palestinians alone in FIFA face-off against settlement teams

Tuesday, May. 16, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Arabs in Israel as well as in the Gulf states might pay lip service to defending the rights of Palestinians under Israeli occupation, but meaningful commitment has often been lacking.

Netanyahu’s vision of one-state-one-people solution

Thursday, May. 11, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promoting neither the two-state solution nor one state for the two people, but one state on Israeli and West Bank territories, only for the Jews.

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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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