Israel’s transformation from the age of idealism to the current pragmatic era helps explain the acceptance of Avigdor Lieberman as a legitimate politician. Read on to understand how this transformation occurred, and learn how this will affect the Arab-Israeli peace process.
With elections looming, Hamas’ rockets spur an unstable coalition into action
The Arab-Israeli conflict, Iran and the rise of Lieberman necessitate reform
The United States starts to bring back social discourse
The World Bank is on trial as frightened investors flee the country
Why the political platforms are shifting towards the center
Only a global public movement can lead to peace and justice in Palestine
Although an outrage against the Israeli offensive in Gaza was sweeping the globe, fear of the Jewish State and its dependable American ally has kept the international community from laying down the law. In the author’s view, the world lacks strong political leaders capable of rising to the occasion.
A new round of elections in a region showing diminished growth
Will there be a paradigm change in the United States?
The renovation of infrastructure, the launch of an efficient, green industry and the improvement of the health care and social security systems: these are the three pillars of Obama’s political economy to respond to the crisis. The risks? Racking up an exorbitant public deficit and adding more difficulties to his term, say the skeptics.