We’ve known since the afternoon of Oct. 7 that this Gaza war was going to be much longer, darker and uglier than its predecessors.
Which of these two old and experienced politicians prevails will determine Israel’s future.
Even before Oct. 7, Benjamin Netanyahu’s legacy as Israel’s longest-serving leader was highly complicated.
Laphonza Butler was sworn into the United States Senate to succeed Dianne Feinstein on Oct. 1, only days before the Simchat Torah massacre in Israel.
It is entirely possible that the Gaza War could play a disproportionate role in determining the next president of the United States.
The 21st century has not been kind to the Los Angeles Times.
The war will end. But the new reality it leaves behind will require an entirely different approach for both Israel and Diaspora Jews.
I hope that Netanyahu’s laudable objectives can be accomplished before the price of Israeli blood, treasure and international isolation become too great to bear.
All in all, it was the harshest public admonition that Biden had ever delivered to Netanyahu.
Antisemitic double standards are pervasive, much more than we would have wanted to believe back on Oct. 6. The fight to confront and eliminate these practices will be long and difficult — but doable.