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May 8, 2015, 12:36 AM
Solving Israel’s Housing Crisis
By most measures, Israel’s economy is booming. Inflation is non-existent. Household real income is up among all income groups, while unemployment is down to the lowest level in a quarter century. GDP growth was a robust 7% in the...
May 5, 2015, 11:57 PM
Lapid Gone Haredi
“The Prime Minister has decided to do anything to stay in power”. Thus spake former Treasury Minister Yair Lapid, condemning Netanyahu’s concessions to the Ultra-Orthodox parties. The content of such criticism, levelled by both Lapid and ex-Foreign Minister Lieberman,...
Apr 17, 2015, 4:13 PM
Romney and Herzog: Are Demographics Destiny For the Israeli Left?
Following Israel’s parliamentary elections last month, a few interesting comparisons have been made to the most recent American presidential elections. In both cases the opposition party – Labor in Israel, the Republicans in the US – went into election...
Mar 12, 2015, 5:31 PM
A Show About Nothing: Reflections on a meaningless election
Seinfeld, the classic 90’s TV sitcom, was often described, usually derisively, as “a show about nothing”. There were no overarching themes, critics argued. Sure, each episode had a plot, but the storylines were focused primarily on highlighting the characters’...
Feb 26, 2015, 11:23 PM
Ron Paul’s Curious (And Concerning) Coziness with Anti-Semitism
First of all, let me state that I don't think that Ron Paul is himself an anti-Semite; at least I don't have reason to believe he is personally, much in the same way I doubt he's racist against blacks...
Feb 17, 2015, 11:04 PM
Europe’s Eternal Jewish Problem
In the wake of the wave of murderous anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, Benjamin Netanyahu did something wholly unremarkable, given his position as Prime Minister of Israel: he called on Europe’s Jews to immigrate back to Israel. Considering the spate...
Feb 11, 2015, 7:09 PM
Voting When There’s No One Worth Voting For
I’m the first to admit it: I’m not impressed with the options available for next month’s Knesset election. I have significant political and philosophical differences with each, all of them endorse policies or platforms I firmly disagree with, and...
Feb 4, 2015, 7:57 PM
Labor Reasserts Its Irrelevance
Its new economic plan is the worst kind of populist drivel After appearing for the past few weeks to be serious about participating in the national political dialogue as an equal partner once again with the Likud, the Labor party...
Jan 28, 2015, 2:04 PM
The Netanyahu-Boehner Freak Out
Sorry, but there's no conspiracy here. The past few days have seen a wave of news stories, op-ed pieces, and bitter blog pieces lambasting House Speaker John Boehner for inviting Netanyahu to address Congress, and Netanyahu for accepting. That the...
David Rosenberg is a freelance writer and political commentator. He holds an MA in Israeli Politics and Society from Hebrew University. A California native now living in Israel, he also promotes joint Israeli-American educational ventures.