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Mar 6, 2020, 12:39 AM
To End This Endless Cycle of Elections: Adopt the US Model
Who didn't see this coming? March 2nd came and went, the polling station results are in, and as predicted, the overall political landscape remains unchanged. As we watch carefully, hopefully, that the politicians will finally come together to form a...
Dec 10, 2019, 8:08 PM
For the Sake of Stability, We Cannot Form a Government
We seem to be staring at an oncoming storm of new campaign broadcasts, shouting, blaming, and finger pointing of our politicians as we brace for a 3rd round of elections. It therefore seems worthwhile to look at the possible...
Nov 9, 2016, 7:23 PM
Trump is President of the US: So What?
Today I awoke to the shocker end of the craziest election season in recent US history. Trump had no chance of winning, we were told, and I was expecting to see President Hillary Clinton giving a victory speech. But he...
May 9, 2016, 6:53 AM
Trump may be the candidate the GOP has been looking for
He swept the polls. It happened as the political pundits pounded on the table and shook their fists at the shortsighted crowds of GOP voters who were voting not because of the platform he stood upon, but because of the...
Mar 20, 2014, 3:11 PM
Hot off the press: Israel looking to join infringers of human rights
Did you know that Israel was intent on joining the rest of the Middle East in curbing the rights of its citizens? I didn’t. If I had known, I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t have signed on that dotted line declaring...
Jan 8, 2014, 1:53 AM
The Tragedy of That Wall
A film has been making the rounds of the interwebs and causing a lot of commotion. NO WAY THROUGH, a video short, portrays London as the territories and shows a frustrating scene of medical emergency services there. The video...
Jan 1, 2014, 2:58 PM
Here’s to the Complanglos
Complanglo: The word amalgamating the phrase Complaining Anglos. It refers to English-speaking Olim to Israel who can’t seem to stop finding faults in the Jewish State they’ve moved to. “…being Jewish isn’t a ticket into the in-crowd in Israel.” Sarah...
Aug 2, 2013, 11:20 AM
Ten Steps Backward
The parliament system, a system based on superior party affiliation, is a system broken at its very core. Voices of the minorities are stifled, or just bulldozed over, by the opinion of the larger parties. There is no room...
Jun 27, 2013, 2:50 PM
Take 2: The Real Travesty in the Conviction of Philip Karsenty
I have never been so proud to say "I'm not a Frenchman." Today Philippe Karsenty was found guilty of defamation for accusing France 2 of staging the death of Mohammed Al Dura. Simon Plosker wrote a fine piece titled 'What...
Jun 25, 2013, 12:52 AM
When the Times of Israel Gave a Real Glimpse of the Hareidi World
I've often wondered about the clear dissonance between what I read in the news with regard to Hareidim and the world that I know. It's hard to compare the caricature of Hareidim, the uneducated misogynistic radicals stuck in a...
Meir received a BA in Political Science from Lander College for Men and an MA in Politics and Government from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He a recent Oleh who loves Israel: faults and all.