Avigdor Lieberman and his right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party say that only they will keep Israel “liberal” by beating back the rabbis. Were we wrong to think that the right, by nature, admires religion?
The doyen of Israeli sociology and a major public intellectual J’Accuses the left of swapping out good, Enlightenment values for mamby-pamby postmodern relativism, thereby allowing the rabbis to take over the country. Does she have a point?
The editor-in-chief of Ha’aretz runs the numbers and discovers that, for all the talk about identity politics, all you need to understand how Israelis vote and why is your old tattered, dog-eared copy of Das Kapital. Does he have a point?