Israeli Society

Lessons of the UNESCO Vote

| November 2, 2016

Israelis who cultivate the pipe dream of substituting Israel’s long-term bond with the US for an alliance with China and Russia should take a long, hard look at the votes of Moscow and Beijing at UNESCO, where they joined in denial of Jewish links to Jerusalem. Russian and Chinese policies lack the ethical basis that is so prevalent in US policy, and the chances of forging a similar long-term bond with either are slim.

Forty Years to the Yom Kippur War

| October 2, 2013

The Israeli victory in 1973 was marred by pain over casualties and disappointment with the country’s leadership. Forty years later, Israel prospers as a powerful nation with a strong, resilient society.

Twenty Years to Oslo

| September 10, 2013

The abject failure of the Oslo Accords has affected Israeli society: Israelis are resilient, ready to endure protracted conflict, and unwilling to make dangerous concessions to the Palestinians.

Time Is on Israel’s Side

| September 1, 2013

Since Israel’s establishment it has dealt with existential threats from its neighbors. This study – available in English and Hebrew – argues that not only is Israel a big success story, time is definitely on Israel’s side. A survey of Israel’s military, economy, social cohesiveness, and political system indicate long term processes that favor Israel over its regional foes. The State of Israel can be confident in its ability to overcome the challenges that stand in its path.