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Jun 2, 2019, 8:03 AM
Blue and White’s Unappreciated Political Triumph
The post-game analysis of Bibi Netanyahu’s failed attempt to form a government has primarily focused on Avigdor Lieberman’s obstinacy and sweet personal revenge. There are also occasional sneers, asking where Benny Gantz and the Blue and White party were...
Apr 18, 2019, 9:21 PM
Seeing the Half-Filled Cup for Israel’s Center-Left
In the week that has transpired since the election, Israel’s center-left citizens have experienced varying degrees of despondence. Once again, they went to bed with their candidate projected to become Prime Minister -- and then woke up with Bibi...
Apr 7, 2019, 1:43 PM
Why green in this election is actually Blue and White
If Israel’s environment could vote, if nature had a say -- who it would it support in this week’s elections? We humans hold the land of Israel in trust for all of the creatures of the land. So it...
Mar 25, 2019, 1:28 PM
Strategic voters who want change must choose ‘Blue and White’
The party will get the most seats -- the question now is whether it will win big enough to form a non-Netanyahu government
Mar 13, 2019, 1:49 AM
Why Israel Needs a Prime Minister from Gryffindor
After ten years of Slytherin-style leadership – it is high time that Israel have a Prime Minister from Gryffindor!” That was my spontaneous response when asked by my family as to why I had thrown my lot in with...
Mar 1, 2019, 12:02 PM
Netanyahu’s doubling down endangers Israel
The dismissal of dissent as 'anti-Zionist' or 'unpatriotic' is catastrophic in a place where national unity is a critical strategic resource
Jan 17, 2019, 1:34 PM
Benny Gantz may be just what Israel needs
It's important to know what he thinks about the issues, but it's much more important to know what kind of a leader he is
Dec 27, 2018, 3:44 PM
An eviction order for Rutti the Hyena
When human beings take over wild animals' territory, the animals make themselves at home in town
Dec 4, 2018, 2:21 PM
Women and the IDF: An ode to my new Israeli soldier
Fighting the pathology of chauvinism women face in Israel -- from unequal pay to sexual harassment -- must begin in the military
Nov 1, 2018, 12:01 PM
From Belfast to Tel Aviv: The Irish Proof of Concept that Intractable Conflicts Can Be Solved
Twenty years ago, the weary people of Ireland experienced the political equivalent of a miracle. The “Troubles” was the euphemistic name given to a civil war, where for two decades, Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland clashed violently over...
Professor Alon Tal, is the chair of the Tel Aviv University Department of Public Policy and a veteran environmental activist.