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Jan 9, 2019, 8:55 AM
Trump, guns and Gab
When Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and gunned down 11 Jewish victims, his purpose was clear. He told police that ‘all these Jews must die’. His social media posts showed his disdain of Jews,...
Mar 30, 2015, 8:59 AM
A Guide to Obama’s Temper Tantrums
An uninformed pundit watching Obama’s recent interview with Huffington Post would likely form the view that he was watching Netanyahu’s electoral rival losing not so gracefully. Obama could not hide his bitter disappointment. The master of diplomacy could not be...
Mar 19, 2015, 8:00 AM
Israeli Election Result in Graphics
Early elections for the twentieth Knesset were held in Israel on 17 March 2015. Netanyahu called election following the breakup of the governing coalition which led to the dissolution of the government in December 2014. The Labor Party and Livni's...
Jan 19, 2015, 6:28 PM
Testing the limits of free speech
The limits of free speech are being tested these days and a clear line delineating the acceptable from the unacceptable is still a zigzag in the making. Following the attacks in France, millions pronounced ‘Je Suis Charlie,’ in support of...
Jan 13, 2015, 12:34 PM
From the land of liberty, equality and fraternity
The streets in the Jewish quarter hummed with knowing silence. The air was heavy. The synagogues were empty this Shabbat. Those who dared would gather, huddled in groups of ten, turning living rooms to halls of prayer. In public,...
Aug 31, 2014, 6:59 PM
If I were Prime Minister: my alternative to war
Where to from here? So, we have just ended the latest round of conflict between Hamas and Israel and we can expect a period of quiet before this war replays itself once again in a year or two or three. Militarily, Israel partially...
Aug 5, 2014, 4:33 PM
An ode to my leftist friend
You kick off your leather-free shoes, put down your vegetarian dinner. Flick on your energy-efficient TV, munch on organic Goji berries, and flick through today’s mail - a bill for your solar panels and a letter from your sponsor-child....
Eli Bernstein grew up in Israel and now resides in Perth, Australia. Among other things, he is a commentator on Middle Eastern affairs and politics.