Posted on: August 13, 2010 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Dear readers,

I want to thank everyone who has followed this blog and made it the success it has been. I say this because this will be my final entry in this blog.

I adopted the name Moshe Yaroni because my professional duties prevented me from writing about political matters with the freedom I needed in this blog and other places where I published under the name of Yaroni. Those constraints have now been lifted.

Ahad Ha'am as Yaroni

I had been the Director of the US office of B’Tselem here in Washington, DC. As a human rights organization, B’Tselem properly works under strong constraints to stick to matters of human rights and international law, avoiding political stances as much as humanly possible. That is a correct course and I support it.

Since I am now moving on to other projects, after a mutually warm and agreeable departure from B’Tselem, it is time to reveal that Moshe Yaroni is Mitchell Plitnick.

I hope all of you who have subscribed to this blog will now subscribe to my long-standing blog, The Third Way, at

I am also publishing these days as the DC Foreign Policy Correspondent at and am about to begin blogging for Meretz USA as well. I very much hope you will continue to read my work at these various outlets, and as always, am glad to hear from my readers, both when you agree and disagree (with civility, of course).

Thanks again for your support of this blog. It will remain online for some time as I port these posts over to The Third Way.