Israel’s “New Right” Party launches a campaign proposing that Judaism, Israeli identity and right-wing politics fit together hand-in-glove. Is it gonna get them votes?
The Promised Podcast
Are market forces making it impossible for welders, metalsmiths, carpenters, upholsterers, cobblers, tailors, and mechanics to do what they do in Tel Aviv? Is every meter of real estate in the city destined to be fancy housing for rich folks?
Tzipi Livni was almost Prime Minister and, as Foreign Minister, she almost signed a peace accord with the Palestinians. Why, then, do only one in a hundred Israelis support her, bringing her brilliant career to an ignoble end?
Can a single political party endure with members who are Two-State Solution types and others who are Never-Palestinian-State sorts? The new centrist mega-party “Blue & White” does just that: Is it a civil war in the making?
Effusive reporters described Israeli primaries as a “celebration of democracy.” Others, like former Labor PM Ehud Barak, expressed their antipathy for the process. Are primaries good or bad for Israeli democracy? If not through primaries, then how ought Knesset candidates be chosen?
The rage and heartache of Ethiopian-Israelis came front and center as they protest police brutality and so much else. How are we – three white folks – ought to understand their pain and rage?