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Apr 19, 2020, 3:24 PM
How Jerusalem became the hotspot of Israel’s corona crisis
The Mayor of Jerusalem endangered his residents for purely political reasons Israel is doing relatively well in dealing with the coronavirus crisis. However, even within Israel, some areas are harder hit than others. Unfortunately, Jerusalem has the dubious double award of...
Jan 30, 2019, 4:08 PM
What Moshe Lion doesn’t get about olim
The news yesterday that Jerusalem's new mayor Moshe Lion is cutting the city budget for Olim (immigrants) should come as no great surprise. After his team promised to increase the budget from a "mini-budget of 12 million NIS that does...
Oct 26, 2018, 9:53 AM
Why I joined Hitorerut
The coming election is critical to Jerusalem’s future. Those of us with the great responsibility to choose Jerusalem’s next leaders should consider their vote carefully. It is with this understanding that I decided to run for city council with...
Jul 5, 2018, 6:33 PM
Olim can be Jerusalem’s great opportunity
Jerusalem is the most beautiful and fascinating city in the world. Israel’s capital is filled with history, diversity, dynamic culture and simple beauty. Jerusalem is also one of the most challenging cities in Israel. Its great diversity also sometimes creates...
Mar 16, 2016, 12:51 PM
Bernie Sanders, Antisemites and American Jewish Identity
Bernie Sanders is the only Jew to ever win a presidential primary. As such, he is the Jew who has come the closest to being President. Even if he does not win the democratic nomination, this is still a...
Dec 17, 2015, 8:40 AM
America’s Quiet Boycott of Judea and Samaria
The European Union's call to label Israeli products coming from Judea and Samaria has received well deserved media attention and widespread criticism. The hypocrisy of the move is well known. After all, Europe labels products coming from Western Sahara, a...
Nov 14, 2015, 9:09 PM
Je Suis Freedom
Friday Night, right before Shabbat, where I do not have access to the internet or news, I heard about a terrorist attack that killed 2 in a town called Othniel right next to Hebron. The names of the victims...
Jul 1, 2015, 1:11 PM
Canada Day: Thank You PM Harper
Dear Prime Minister Stephen Harper, On this Canada Day, as a Canadian living abroad, I want to thank you. Canada has a long history of standing up for freedom. Most strikingly, but not only, when the free world was threatened in...
Jan 13, 2015, 6:53 PM
Four Lessons Europe Should Learn From the Latest Wave of Terrorist Attacks
The latest wave of terrorist attacks in France should make European think deeply where they went wrong. Here are five lessons which they should take from this horrible experience: 1. The battle between Islamic terrorism and western democracies is a...
Jun 14, 2014, 10:44 PM
United we stand
The kidnapping of the three teens, like other national tragedies, underlines Israel's intense solidarity
Dan Illouz is a member of the Jerusalem city council for Hitorerut and a member of the Likud party.