Category: Party Politics in Israel

Ten commandments for the new Israeli government

May 15, 2020

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Tolerate no hate. Brook no terror. Beef-up the IDF. Be cautious about applying sovereignty. Resist socialists in government. Repel pressures to free the coronavirus economy too fast.

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Straitjacket government

Apr 24, 2020

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The new coalition handcuffs its rival blocks into near paralysis. Perhaps this will usefully restrain Israel’s raging political fevers.

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Imagine an enlightened Jewish-Arab government of Israel

Mar 14, 2020

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An outline of Israeli policy under a defiantly secular and not-so-Zionist government comprising Blue & White, Israel Beytenu, Labor-Meretz and the Joint Arab List.

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Don’t you dare

Mar 6, 2020

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Supreme Court intervention to thwart formation of a new Netanyahu government would be a declaration of war against democracy.

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Who is really going to build in Judea and Jerusalem?

Feb 28, 2020

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Which of the candidates for Israeli prime minister is truly going to build, and who is going to bury the building in years more of sterile peace processing and doomed attempts to achieve international consensus?

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Peddlers of propaganda

Feb 21, 2020

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Crass Israeli politicians are stirring anti-religious passions for electoral gain.

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A Crystal Ball on 2020

Jan 3, 2020

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A political-diplomatic forecast for the year ahead: A fourth election in Israel, Trump victorious, Jerusalem expands into E-1, and regrettably, more antisemitism.

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Multiple choices for 5780

Sep 27, 2019

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A pre-Rosh Hashana political quiz: Calculate what Israeli and Jewish future you need to be prepared for in 5780…

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Revenge is wrong

Sep 20, 2019

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The diplomatic, security, societal and economic challenges ahead necessitate a national unity coalition in Israel. Ten commandments for forming and running Israel’s next government.

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An ‘enlightened’ secular democratic state of the Jews

Sep 13, 2019

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Freedom of and from religion is what we’ll get if a defiantly secular, left-of-center Israeli government is formed later this fall, comprising Blue & White, Israel Beytenu, Labor-Gesher, the Democratic Union and the United Arab List. Just imagine…

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