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Jun 18, 2019, 2:43 PM
The Failure of the Election Cannot Be Blamed on the Electoral Threshold
When an election campaign fails or a political party does not keep its promises to the public and to its supporters in particular, there is a tendency to justify this failure by blaming the electoral threshold. However, the electoral...
Feb 21, 2019, 1:39 PM
Those Who Undermined Their Political Parties in the Past Won’t Lead to a Better Future
The public's ability to return to form in the upcoming elections and stop pursuing leaders who belligerently undermine their own parties will essentially determine the future of our nation. We undoubtedly have a challenge ahead of us, but if...
Jan 31, 2019, 11:22 AM
The seed for renewed ties with Chad was sown in Oslo
Netanyahu may denounce the historic accord, but he owes his diplomatic gains to the new paradigms it established
Dec 26, 2018, 4:42 PM
Political Stagnation Will Lead to a Bloody Path of Terrorism
How long will the Israeli government sit idly by on the "Palestinian fence" and ignore the explosive situation we are in? This is a ticking time bomb and past experience proves that inaction is particularly hazardous. Fifty years have passed,...
Nov 5, 2018, 3:55 PM
The Day Israeli Democracy Almost Died
If we continue to commemorate the day of remembrance for Yitzhak Rabin with doleful public discourse and carefully chosen words of national unity, the day will come when the younger generation will not know that Rabin's assassination and the...
Oct 14, 2018, 2:33 PM
The Big Bluff of Israeli Governments Opposing the Oslo Accords
It is amazing how, to this day, 25 years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, the agreement continues to serve the interests of all those seeking the 'culprit': the culprit in the intifada, the culprit in the global...
Aug 21, 2018, 2:52 PM
The Nation-State Law Waves the Flag of Hypocrisy
Israel's legislators hide behind self-righteous statements and demand an immediate ban on waving the Palestinian flag, not to mention diminishing the importance of the Arabic language, while they, and proponents of the Nation-State law attempt to hide the flag...
Jul 16, 2018, 4:22 PM
The Jewish Underground — Worst Than Rabin’s Murder
The Jewish Underground (HaMakhteret HaYehudit), a documentary series by Shai Gal currently being aired on TV, recreates the activities of the Jewish Underground in the 1980s, bringing out of the shadows events that have remained critical to the future...
Apr 18, 2018, 12:47 PM
Independence Day, to me, is a time of reflection.
It is difficult, I think, not to look back at how things were and how things are now, on any anniversary - let alone the anniversary of my nation. But when I look at how things are now, I can't...
Oct 23, 2017, 5:49 PM
Words can kill: The new language of leadership and the violence it induces
On October 1, 2017, at the height of a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from his hotel window across the street on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers. The attack killed 58...
Shimon Sheves was General Director of the Prime Minister's office under the late Yizhak Rabin. He is currently the Founder and Chairman of HolistiCyber, which provides nation-state level cyber security solution.