The Potential of Boycotts and International Isolation
As the question of European boycotts of Israel come to the fore, Haaretz's diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid takes a look at what geopolitical isolation could mean for Israeli companies, citing Molad's recent report analyzing Israel's standing in the world.
Naftali Bennett and the Jordan Valley
Gen (res) Nati Sharoni writes about the falsehood of Naftali Bennett's outdated argument that the Jordan Valley is strategically necessary for Israel — Bennett and his party, says Sharoni, wants to "prevent a political agreement with the Palestinians and the evacuation of the settlements at any cost". His argument to retain full control over the Jordan Valley likely simply a part of that policy.
Prisoners for Settlements
Molad analyst Elisheva Goldberg highlights deal struck by Naftali Bennett and Benjamin Netanyahu before negotiations were announced in July— that new settlement expansion would be the price of each prisoner release. When Secretary Kerry acquiesced he became knowingly party to a negotiations deal that actively moves away from a future Palestinian state.