Category Archives: Israeli Politics

Our Strategic Balagan

Balagan: chaos, total disorder, huge mess. Borrowed from Russian. The incendiary and explosive balloons continue to be sent across our southern border, and the Hamas special “night unit” continues to burn tires and throw explosives over the fence, as well … Continue reading

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The Netanyahu Witch Hunt

Demonization, double standard, and delegitimization: the famous “Three D’s” proposed by Natan Sharansky in 2004 have proven to be a powerful tool to distinguish between legitimate criticism of Israel, and “new antisemitism,” in which the Jewish state replaces the individual … Continue reading

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AIPAC criticizes Netanyahu: Q&A

Binyamin Netanyahu incurred the wrath of numerous diaspora Jewish organizations last week, including AIPAC, which almost never criticizes an Israeli PM. The issue might be a bit confusing for some, so here are some questions and answers: Q: What did … Continue reading

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Sixty-three Days of Madness

Israel has dived head on into pre-election madness, with commercials on social media (TV and radio commercials are not allowed until 26 March, thank goodness), text messages, wild and not-so-wild accusations and allegations, and – until the deadline for presenting … Continue reading

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Ban Balad

Twenty-one per cent of Israel’s citizens are Arabs. Most of them resent living in a Jewish state. At the same time, most of them are certain that they have more freedom and are better off – economically, physically, educationally – … Continue reading

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