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Jan 16, 2019, 12:49 AM
Do you matter in Israeli politics?
Is Israel a democracy? Does having elections every 3-5 years make a country democratic? The old Soviet Union used to have elections as well, but they weren't exactly democratic. Fundamentally, what makes or breaks a democracy is whether the...
Jan 15, 2019, 3:40 PM
The illusion of political stability under Netanyahu
Despite a solid decade with the same prime minister, other cabinet posts have switched hands at alarming rates
Jan 15, 2019, 12:02 AM
Term Limits for the Prime Minister
“We will limit the prime minister to two terms in office.” This was one of the final points made by Yair Lapid in a Q&A session for English speakers that Yesh Atid ran on Sunday night in Tel Aviv....
Jan 14, 2019, 2:28 PM
Who’s minding the store?
We the people become a powerful watchdog when the lame-duck political arena threatens the very essence of democracy
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jan 11, 2019, 6:32 PM
Pollsters do a very poor job and they blame…the public. That’ll pacify us!
We know for some time already how poorly they predict. After the last Israeli elections, I assumed that most of them would retire or get retrained in some other profession. But no, they didn't. And now they're here to...
Peta Jones Pellach
Jan 11, 2019, 11:37 AM
No voice, no vote
This needs to be the election where women finally get adequate representation in the Knesset
Jan 11, 2019, 10:57 AM
Clowns to the left of me, populists to the right
If you believe in an Israel that is proudly Jewish and proudly democratic, then you're in the political center
Jan 10, 2019, 2:13 AM
In this strange election, Bibi may win but end up in prison
In three months, Israelis will go to the polls. We are only two weeks into the election campaign and already there have been party splits, merger talks and a bizarre live broadcast by Prime Minister Netanyahu requesting a reality...
Jan 7, 2019, 3:55 PM
One state, two states, annexation
How will questions of security and the West Bank settlements affect Israel's 2019 election? A primer
Jan 7, 2019, 9:39 AM
Election Call to Politicians: Campaign to English Speaking Olim in English
I don’t know about you, but as an immigrant from the United States, even one who has been in this country a long time, I want to have candidates speak to me in my language about the things that...