Akiva Eldar

Palestinians take part in a protest against the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank city of Ramallah, March 13, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)

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Is Palestinian frustration playing into Netanyahu's strategy?

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

With Palestinian frustration increasing over the hardships of the Israeli occupation, Israeli security experts keep warning of a violent breakout, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu keeps ignoring the warnings.

Has Israel’s finance minister abandoned the lower classes?

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

Instead of focusing on poor people, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has decided to advance tax cuts that will only benefit the rich and deprive the state of revenue.

What will Hamas charter change mean for Israel?

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

Israeli experts disagree on whether expected amendments to Hamas' charter will significantly change the movement’s attitude toward Israel and whether it is wise to open a direct dialogue with the movement.

When Israel's Court has to prevent Palestinian land theft

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

The Israeli High Court will have to decide on the legality, constitutionality and morality of stealing Palestinian lands.

Can international force save Gaza?

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

With the deterioration of living conditions in the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must seriously consider the idea of having an international force control Gaza’s land and sea borders.

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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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