Akiva Eldar

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (L) stands with Israel's Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman listening to their respective national anthems upon arrival at the Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, March 7, 2017. (photo by PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Where is Israel's place in US-Russia struggle?

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Israel has a golden opportunity to cement a global anti-jihad alliance with the United States and pragmatic Sunni states as Russia continues to side with Iran.

Is it 'business as usual' for Israel's tourism?

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is going to great lengths to promote a strong Israeli tourism industry, but not everything is as it seems.

Why is this year different for Israeli civil society organizations?

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

As the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War approaches, some Israeli civil society organizations are rallying efforts to end Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

The political scenarios to defeat Netanyahu in early elections

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

With the prospect for early elections in Israel, the Zionist Camp must decide whether to join forces with left-wing Meretz and its liberal-humanist ideology or tag along with Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.

How Israel's culture minister threatens national film industry, democracy

Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Culture Minister Miri Regev is examining state funding of Israeli films with the intention of withholding support to productions she considers anti-Israeli.

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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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