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Stacey R. Dorenfeld
Jun 24, 2021, 12:10 AM
Gun Violence is a Runaway Train
According to a recent Washington Post analysis of data from the Gunfight Violence Archive, a non-profit research organization, “2020 was the deadliest gun violence year in decades and 2021 has already been a terrible year for gun violence. During...
James J. Marlow
Jun 23, 2021, 5:16 PM
Knesset question and answers
MAKING AVAILABLE SOME QUESTIONS I HAVE BEEN ASKED THIS WEEK ON KNESSET AFFAIRS WHILST SPEAKING TO VARIOUS GROUPS Marc Wolf asks: JAMES, I heard there was a no-confidence vote this week in the new government submitted by the Likud, even...
Jun 23, 2021, 4:21 PM
The end of an era: goodbye to Netanyahu
Last week we bade farewell (and some might say good riddance!) to our longest serving prime minister. Dubbed “King Bibi,” “Israel’s magician,” and “Mr. Security” by many pundits, I want to take a moment to examine this last epithet....
Jun 23, 2021, 3:57 PM
A Government of Change — or Climate Change?
There is a new government of change in Israel – but will it be a government of climate change? Israel’s environmental movement has reason to hope that yes, this new government leadership will take meaningful, positive change on core...
Jun 23, 2021, 3:26 PM
New government stands poised to bridge gaps between Israeli and American Jews
Following an era of inordinate tension in the relationship between the Israeli government and the American Jewish community, Israel’s new political leadership carries the potential to become the country’s most attuned government to the concerns of US Jews. In past...
Jun 23, 2021, 2:48 PM
Curb your McCarthyism: an early test for Israel’s new Minister of Education
These are early days for the self-styled ‘coalition of change’ in Israel, but it has already been presented with significant challenges in the form of the Jerusalem Flag March, the Evyatar outpost, and the Citizenship and Entry law. There...
Jun 23, 2021, 7:50 AM
A Farewell to Fanaticism
Mt. Meron’s crowd crush, Israel’s greatest domestic tragedy in its history that left 45 dead and countless injured, has come and gone, leaving in its wake heartbreak and disillusionment. Noticeably absent, however, is the bearing of responsibility or solutions...
Jun 21, 2021, 10:13 PM
Healing starts at home
The new government likes to call itself “the healing government.” To be more than empty words, some reckoning needs to happen between the Right and Left. I live in a very friendly neighborhood. Our WhatsApp group is so active, you...
Jun 21, 2021, 1:26 PM
What if Israel’s diverse new coalition faced its disagreements head-on?
The government has begun shoring up its own instability, improving citizens' daily lives, and stopping its member parties from going too far. It can do more
Jun 20, 2021, 11:03 PM
Liberman’s legacy: The epilogue is being written
As finance minister, the Yisrael Beytenu party chair is finally in a position to affect socio-economic change, especially in the ultra-Orthodox sector