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Sep 13, 2019, 8:08 AM
Natural gas is no longer green enough
We cannot wait to worry about climate change; it is time to talk about a full transition to solar energy
Aug 20, 2019, 2:32 PM
Jeremy Benstein’s magnum opus on the Hebrew language
On Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes – A Tribal Language in a Global World, by Jeremy Benstein, (Behrman House, 2019) * * * For those of us who have been fluent for some time, it is easy to become complacent about how...
Aug 5, 2019, 3:25 PM
The lost moral compass of Israeli politics
Back in 1984, the Knesset rejected Meir Kahane's racist views; now, we're at risk of a government that will welcome them, for a few thousand votes
Jul 24, 2019, 2:19 PM
Yes, we can balance religious freedom and respect for tradition
Just because Blue and White is a centrist party does not mean it is timid, wishy-washy, or paralyzed by its moderate inclinations
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
Professor Alon Tal, is the chair of the Tel Aviv University Department of Public Policy and a veteran environmental activist.