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Sep 12, 2019, 9:12 PM
Climate Change: I’m Not Voting YB and You Can Too!
While I'm not voting for Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu this election cycle, I feel it prudent nonetheless to consider the party. I've voted for them three times, joined the party once, and wrote a few blogs here about why I...
Jan 24, 2017, 9:41 PM
Climate Change: US Embassy in Jerusalem
As a dual citizen living in southeastern Jerusalem such a move could greatly affect me. However, I don't think it will - not for good or bad. I say this assuming that President Trump will act in a way...
Sep 12, 2016, 11:23 PM
Climate Change: Vote for POTUS or VPOTUS
A post about American politics on an Israeli site is -- in my opinion -- often an anachronism. First, because if it discusses how a given candidate will be better -- or at least as pro-Israel as -- than the other vis-a-vis policy...
Jul 14, 2016, 7:53 AM
Climate Change: A Wish List for Liberman as DM
Preamble: A note on the outgoing DM Ya'alon. I have great respect for his accomplishments in the IDF and the defense ministry. His absence from public service will be missed. Now, onto the vegan-friendly, meat of the matter. I expect...
Jan 5, 2016, 3:42 PM
Climate Change: On Cleaning Up Jerusalem’s “Garbage”
The view from my window has been better of late. The rains have helped give the city a cleaner appearance, but there are still more than a few eyesores out there. The first, and most obvious to everyone, are the...
Aug 4, 2015, 8:13 PM
Climate Change: I Oppose the Pride Parade
After clicking on the title, and perhaps expecting an anti-gay message, I must immediately disappoint. I am in favor of equal rights for members of QUILTBAG community and condemn all violence/discrimination against them. My title here was click-bait, as...
Mar 10, 2015, 7:42 PM
Climate Change: I’ll be voting for Yisrael Beytenu, and you can too!! Part 2
The previous piece focused on Likud's claim "Us or The Left" (quick summary, I'm not too scared of the Left) whereas this piece will focus on the (unlikely) possibility of Yisrael Beytenu taking the premiership. I asked "What if Liberman...
Mar 9, 2015, 9:18 PM
Climate Change: I’ll be voting for Yisrael Beytenu, and you can too!! Part 1
In my last post I described how I want a stable, right-wing government, and therefore I see my choices for this election as to vote for the strongest right-wing party (Likud) or one that will act nicely in a...
Feb 10, 2015, 1:59 PM
Climate Change: On How to Vote for 20th Knesset
Israel's electoral system to the Knesset has a lot of problems. Whether its the distribution of key ministry's based on popularity and political deal-making, or whether its the sheer amount of total parties looking for 'their piece of the...
Jul 27, 2014, 1:25 PM
The day after Operation Protective Edge ends (solutions for cease-fire)
We still don't know how and if this operation will escalate or end. Unlike the irrelevant US Secretary of State, I am not calling for Israel to end it yet either. Hamas leadership must be brought to...
Nisan Hirsh is from Skokie, IL. He lives in Talpiyot. He's been fighting to Change the Climate by emitting dangerously high levels of CO2 into the blogosphere.