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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 days like last Wednesday, which helped to...
Feb 22, 2019, 11:38 AM
A Faction Is Not a Party – Part 2
Yesterday I covered the differences between a list and a party; today I'll explain how a Knesset faction differs from both. But first, a mea culpa. We all make mistakes - and this one was a pretty stupid one. Part of...
Feb 22, 2019, 11:29 AM
Turning Otzma into a Teachable Moment
After living in Israel for 11 years, I would like to believe that when it comes to the country's "wild west" political process, that nothing surprises me anymore. This week however, I along with many were shocked, as the...
Feb 22, 2019, 1:01 AM
Political Prostitution… Once Again
A friend in America has sent me an article which appeared in his local newspaper: “Netanyahu has appointed Israel’s equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan to join his government”. Simply sickening!!! Meir Kahane was prohibited for some time to enter the...
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 22, 2019, 12:54 AM
Israel is a centrist country
Combine deep socialist roots with grave security concerns and you get citizens who buck the usual left-right divide
Feb 21, 2019, 10:07 PM
Your outrage at the Jewish Home party is misplaced
The real world sometimes entails revolting decisions that compromise our principles for the sake of upholding other principles
Feb 21, 2019, 6:09 PM
Netanyahu legitimises Jewish supremacists to keep his job
Last night it was announced that two right-wing parties in Israel - Habayit Hayehudi (the Jewish Home), led by the National Union faction, and Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) would merge to run on a joint slate in the upcoming...
Feb 21, 2019, 1:44 PM
The “occupation” and “cleansing” of Abu Tor?
A weather-beaten wooden sign, cracking along the wood’s natural lines, stands at the top of my street. It is positioned at the main entrance to Jerusalem’s Abu Tor neighborhood, and the Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs, residents who live alongside...
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...