Category Archives: Israeli Politics

Is Bibi in trouble?

One of the most appealing things about Menachem Begin was his austere lifestyle. He owned a two-room apartment in Tel Aviv, which he refused to leave, until he became Prime Minister. After his resignation in 1983, he returned to live … Continue reading

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Surprise us, Ayelet Shaked

Last Tuesday, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked spoke at an Israeli Bar Association conference. What she said constituted an ideological manifesto of great importance, much more so than the particular issue she spoke about, the Supreme Court decision on the rights … Continue reading

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Deport Israel’s illegal immigrants

The attitude of Israelis to African “infiltrators” or “asylum seekers” or “refugees” – what you call them is indicative of how you feel about them – is a manifestation of a broad cultural divide in our society. There are about … Continue reading

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Tisha b’Av 5777

Tisha b’Av was weird for me this year. I sat in shul and listened to the eicha reading, and it spoke to me about current events, not about what happened thousands of years ago. Last week the Jewish people suffered … Continue reading

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Pragmatism on the Temple Mount

The Temple Mount crisis is a perfect example of what has been called “Israel Derangement Syndrome:” Arab Muslim terrorists murder a couple of Israeli police officers with guns they took onto the Mount. The terrorists are shot dead. Israel takes … Continue reading

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