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Feb 19, 2019, 8:25 AM
Introduction: There Will Be Math
It's no secret that the politics of the State of Israel are complex -- even anarchic. We have 17-plus parties crammed into a 120-seat legislature; new parties regularly emerge overnight to compete directly for the prime ministry; and every...
Feb 14, 2019, 6:50 PM
There's no accountability in Israeli politics
Our politicians aren't accountable to us, and there's damn little we can do
Feb 13, 2019, 4:54 PM
Is This How Our Government “Protects” Israel Against BDS?
Why is there even an argument about this? Why does Israel need to make a law saying that organizations working within the country that promote boycotts against her and, ultimately, her destruction, can be denied access to the public...
Feb 1, 2019, 11:11 AM
Knesset Elections 2019 will end the Ayatollah
Israel will go to elections for the Knesset and a new government on April 9, 2019. The topic of Israel’s defense has never been a major election campaign issue because all parties in the past have agreed where and...
Dec 7, 2018, 8:30 AM
The 8,000 Remaining Jews of Ethiopia: A Photo Frozen in Time
I glanced at the photo and broke out in an immediate smile. The memories of the summer camp in the remaining Jewish community of Ethiopia, still etched in my mind one year later. Avital recently returned from Ethiopia and...
Dec 6, 2018, 10:05 PM
The Culture-Loyalty Bill — Shut Up and Be Loyal
Israeli democracy can breathe a small sigh of relief. The most recent in the chain of draconian laws proposed by Israel’s 20th Knesset, “The Loyalty in Culture Law,” is thankfully dissipating into a higher ether. It will not be...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Dec 4, 2018, 2:16 AM
Translations for leftwing Members of Knesset
I am shocked by the filth that recently reportedly has emerged from the mouths of spokespersons for our high-salaried MKs on the left side of the aisle. Let's say I'm a left-wing Israeli and I want to vote for a...
Dec 2, 2018, 3:47 PM
The Israeli Knesset, the Yezidi Genocide, and Machiavelli
On November 21, 2018, the Israeli Knesset voted down, 59 to 38, a bill that would recognize the 2014 ISIS-targeted annihilation of the Yezidis in Northern Iraq as genocide. The bill was sponsored by Knesset Member Ksenia Svetlova of...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Oct 29, 2018, 11:47 PM
MK Zoabi is not the problem, tolerating her is
MK Chaneen Zoabi wrote on Twitter "The residents of Gaza will not give up because they are right." I argue that the people in Gaza won't stop for they are driven by hatred, not by being right. Their goal...
Oct 17, 2018, 8:00 AM
Welcome to Israel! Please Leave Your Dissent at the Door
Nothing screams "only democracy in the Middle East" like giving a full-on political pap smear to visitors who wish to enter your country and yet, that's exactly what Israel has been doing since passing its controversial anti-BDS law, which...