Akiva Eldar


An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stands at a viewpoint overlooking a wooden ramp (C) leading up from Judaism's Western Wall to the sacred compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount, Jerusalem's Old City, Dec. 12, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

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Israel's center-left needs the ultra-Orthodox

Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to suspend the plan for a Western Wall pluralistic prayer space must be condemned, but harnessing the ultra-Orthodox into efforts to topple Netanyahu is more important.

Gaza residents abandoned by Hamas, Abbas and Israel

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu share the shameful responsibility of leaving innocent Gaza residents practically without electricity.

Learning the language of occupation

Thursday, Jun. 8, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

The terms used by Israeli politicians and settlers to describe Israeli rule of the West Bank perpetuates the occupation, brainwashes Israelis and ignores Palestinian suffering.

Blocking embassy move to Jerusalem Trump's wisest decision yet

Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

By signing the waiver against moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump displayed responsibility and sound judgment.

Israel silent on massive US-Saudi arms deal

Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Israel, which prides itself on being the world’s biggest enemy of terrorism, accepted with equanimity the massive US arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

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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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