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Nov 5, 2018, 3:55 PM
The Day Israeli Democracy Almost Died
If we continue to commemorate the day of remembrance for Yitzhak Rabin with doleful public discourse and carefully chosen words of national unity, the day will come when the younger generation will not know that Rabin's assassination and the...
Oct 14, 2018, 2:33 PM
The Big Bluff of Israeli Governments Opposing the Oslo Accords
It is amazing how, to this day, 25 years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, the agreement continues to serve the interests of all those seeking the 'culprit': the culprit in the intifada, the culprit in the global...
Aug 21, 2018, 2:52 PM
The Nation-State Law Waves the Flag of Hypocrisy
Israel's legislators hide behind self-righteous statements and demand an immediate ban on waving the Palestinian flag, not to mention diminishing the importance of the Arabic language, while they, and proponents of the Nation-State law attempt to hide the flag...
Jul 16, 2018, 4:22 PM
The Jewish Underground — Worst Than Rabin’s Murder
The Jewish Underground (HaMakhteret HaYehudit), a documentary series by Shai Gal currently being aired on TV, recreates the activities of the Jewish Underground in the 1980s, bringing out of the shadows events that have remained critical to the future...
Apr 18, 2018, 12:47 PM
Independence Day, to me, is a time of reflection.
It is difficult, I think, not to look back at how things were and how things are now, on any anniversary - let alone the anniversary of my nation. But when I look at how things are now, I can't...
Oct 23, 2017, 5:49 PM
Words can kill: The new language of leadership and the violence it induces
On October 1, 2017, at the height of a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from his hotel window across the street on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers. The attack killed 58...
Jul 31, 2017, 2:45 PM
50 Years Later: From a War of Survival to Disgraceful Occupation (part II)
In my last post, I presented the facts. I showed how Israel, which used to uphold the same ethical laws in Israel and the West Bank and strove to treat all civilians with dignity, has become an immoral state...
Jul 12, 2017, 2:23 PM
50 Years Later: From a War of Survival to Disgraceful Occupation
How did Israel, a previously moral and lawful country, become a state that is legitimately controlled by nationalist criminal organizations? Let's Take a Short Journey Back in Time The year is 1984. Yitzhak Shamir and Shimon Peres are standing at...
Mar 27, 2017, 6:30 PM
Why the Defense Minister decided to stop funding the Mechina in Eli
Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, head of the military pre-army preparatory year (Mechina) located in the settlement of Eli, is a known racist, who time and again has been reported to express misogynistic opinions against women as well as intolerant and racist...
Shimon Sheves was General Director of the Prime Minister's office under the late Yizhak Rabin. He is currently the Founder and Chairman of HolistiCyber, which provides nation-state level cyber security solution.