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Barfi, Barak

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Barak Barfi is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His articles have appeared in a number of publications including the Washington Post, New York Post, Orlando Sentinel, St. Petersburg Times and the Jerusalem Post. He has worked as a producer for ABC News and as a correspondent for Associated Press. He can be reached at [email protected], subject WZO.

Israeli Politicians:  The Unfounded Rabin Myth
Was Yitzhak Rabin as courageous and fearless as he is currently regarded? Read on for a different view. [Full article...]
Israel > Politics
Jewish History > 1948-Today: Modern Zionist Age
Peace Process
People > 1948-Today: Modern Zionist Age


Historical Leadership:  Palestinian Prime Ministers Flounder
Barak Barfi examines the historic leaders of the Palestinian national movement. [Full article...]
Israel > Politics
Peace Process
Peace Process > The Palestinians


Power Politics in the Likud Party:  The Would Be Kings
Barak Barfi reviews the Likud party members who seek to succeed Ariel Sharon as faction chairman. [Full article...]
Israel > Politics
Peace Process


The Art of Stalling:  Sharon's Artifices
Barak Barfi explains how Israeli domestic politics doomed the Middle East peace initiative known as the road map. [Full article...]
Israel > Politics
Peace Process


The Price of Moderation:  Western Discourse Leads Arabs Nowhere
Israeli commentators often criticize Arab leaders for their lack of public diplomacy. They lament that if only the Arabs would reach out and address their democratic community, Israelis would be much more receptive to making the painful concessions demanded by peace. [Full article...]
Peace Process


Upheaval in Israeli Politics:  Labor's Search for a Leader
Labor, after years of being the dominant political party in Israel, finds its leadership in complete disarray. This article untangles the mess. [Full article...]
Israel > Politics


The Road Map Through Arab Eyes:  A Comparative Look at Arab Journalism
Barak Barfi discusses how the leading Arab newspapers view international events. [Full article...]
Media and the Press
Peace Process


US Involvement in the Peace Process:  A Fleeting Interest
Barak Barfi argues that the Bush Administration's renewed engagement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be short lived. [Full article...]
International Relations
Peace Process


Abu Mazen:  Right Man for the Wrong Job
Barak Barfi discusses the appointment of the new Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmud Abbas and how his selection will affect the intifada. [Full article...]
Peace Process


Elections 2003:  Whither the Peace Camp?
The Labor party has refused to join a national unity government following these most recent Knesset elections. This article examines the ramifications of that decision in light of the Peace Process. [Full article...]
Israel > Politics
Peace Process


Elections 2003:  Why Mitzna?
Barak Barfi examines the reasons behind Amram Mitzna's election as Labor Party Chairman. [Full article...]
Israel > Politics


Attacks Only Embolden Palestinian Leader:  Arafat, The Suffering Servant
Who is Yasser Arafat and why is he able to turn political missteps to his advantage? Barak Barfi gives us insight into Palestinian political psychology. [Full article...]
Peace Process
Peace Process > The Palestinians