Category Archives: Israeli Society

One reason Americans are often wrong about Jews and Israel

In 2014, the media watchdog organization CAMERA put up a billboard on Times Square accusing the NY Times of “slanting the news.” Nothing has changed; in fact, today the Times is listing so severely to port that I’m surprised to … Continue reading

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Will Israel keep the draft?

The conflict over drafting Haredim has given birth to a coalition crisis that may yet bring about new elections. A good account of the political twists and turns can be found here, if you really want to know the details. … Continue reading

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Alex Stein and Gaza’s electricity

Today was not the first time that I read something in Ha’aretz dripping with moral indignation, only to find myself wondering why Ha’aretz gets indignant about things that seem perfectly sensible to me. The item in question is about the … Continue reading

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Are there judges in Tel Aviv?

Today in Israel the media are focused on a shocking revelation: an investigator for the Israel Securities Authority, who is in charge of the investigation of the telecommunications giant Bezeq, was discovered colluding with the judge of the Tel Aviv … Continue reading

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The Dawabshe Horror show

The treatment of the suspects in the arson murder of three members of the Dawabshe family in the Arab town of Duma is deeply disturbing. It is reminiscent of the behavior of tyrannical fascist or communist regimes, not an advanced … Continue reading

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