Akiva Eldar

Akiva Eldar is the chief political columnist and an editorial writer for Haaretz. His columns also appear regularly in the Ha'aretz-Herald Tribune edition.


Geography and demography now trump democracy in Israel. The country pays lip service to the two-state solution while steadily appropriating the land it wants in the occupied territories.


The new E-1 settlement area puts Obama in a bind. Will he fight back or acquiesce?

The region boils over when left unwatched.

The merger between Israel's main right-wing parties could cost seats in the Knesset. What's the prime minister thinking?

Netanyahu's UN speech about Iran was delivered in front of the world but meant only for Israelis. 

The Israeli leader's intransigence is not ultimately about Iran.

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April 18, 2014