Category Archives: Israeli Politics

Israel’s PM and Government Should Resign Today

I’m not looking forward to writing this, or to reading the responses that I will surely get from various quarters. But here it is. The Breslov Hasidim venerate Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810), a kabbalist, scholar, and founder of a … Continue reading

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Who on Earth is Dana Ron, and the Beirut Explosion

The longer I live here, the more I understand how different Israel is from my former home, the USA. There are elements of Middle East culture, unsurprising since about half of all Jewish Israelis are descended from immigrants from the … Continue reading

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The Government Fiddles while the People Burn

There is reason to believe that the present government of Israel is not only bloated and venal, but that it is staggeringly incompetent. The Prime Minister acts almost exclusively to protect himself, and not on behalf of the country. The … Continue reading

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Interesting Times

It’s been an interesting week for Israelis, mostly in the bad sense of the word. The news about the application of civilian law (not “annexation”) to parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley is that there is no news. … Continue reading

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Corona Days in Israel

Recently the European Union announced that it would reopen its borders to visitors from some other countries. Israel was not on the list (neither was the US). Many Israelis reacted indignantly, but objectively our Coronavirus situation is not good. On … Continue reading

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