Shlomo Ben Ami


Israel: The vision and the fantasy

Political Zionism led to statehood 65 years ago, but has since oscillated between diplomatic and military activism.


Israel versus America versus Iran

With the US shifting its strategy to the Pacific, it cannot afford to get dragged into a war with Iran.


Arab Spring, Western fall

The old vocation of what Rudyard Kipling called the "White Man's Burden" has clearly run out of steam.


Netanyahu's border war

Israel's refusal to compromise in stalled negotiations shows who the "partner for peace" is not.


Many faces of the 'Arab Spring'

The West may back Libyan rebels, but that support won't be extended to protesters in Yemen, Bahrain or Saudi Arabia.