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Mar 13, 2019, 8:37 PM
Boycott the Boycotts!
Rabbi Andrea London penned an article encouraging rabbis and others to boycott the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington next week. Her rationale is that AIPAC has invited the (democratically elected) prime minister of the State of Israel to speak...
Mar 5, 2019, 12:35 PM
If the interests of the State took precedence over those of Bibi and Benny
On excluding haredi parties from any coalition
Feb 28, 2019, 3:12 PM
I have no party to vote for in this election
Forty-seven different parties are running in Israel’s 2019 general election, but I feel totally lost. I’ve always been the swing voter. I don’t see myself as either right or left. There are times when you need to act in a...
Feb 28, 2019, 3:14 AM
The 40 Year-Old Lie of the Century
Sickening is not the right word. Angry is too mild. Burning with rage is more correct. I refer to the news story published today of a political libel made against Benny Gantz, a candidate for election as Prime Minister in...
Feb 25, 2019, 1:59 PM
Navigating with a Compass: On the Jewish Home Merger
Last week's merger between the Jewish Home party and the Kahanist Otzma Yehudit faction has aroused strong feelings within the religious-Zionist community. Aside from those voices strongly in favor and those vehemently against, a large group (perhaps a majority)...
Feb 25, 2019, 1:19 PM
Political Death Spiral Brings Bibi Full Circle
The massive display towers above central Tel Aviv for all to see. The American president and Israeli prime minister side by side, right hands tightly interlocked and the moniker in Hebrew above proclaiming “Netanyahu. Another League.” This campaign poster...
Feb 24, 2019, 12:35 AM
A defining day for Israeli voters
Let's face it, politics can be complicated. Especially in an election campaign; and especially in Israel, with its multiple parties splitting and merging every other day. We should be grateful then for that one day last week, when two...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Feb 22, 2019, 1:00 AM
Looking for a savior to solve our problems
In Parshat Mishpatim (Shmot 23: 20-24) we read: Behold, I will send an angel before you, to guard you on the way, and to bring you to the place that I have prepared. Be careful in his presence and obey...
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...
Feb 20, 2019, 3:34 PM
An open letter to Yair Lapid
You would do well to make a small sacrifice now, for the sake of the State of Israel and the Jewish people