White-on-black Arabic billboards go up around Israel and some Jews freak out. What accounts for their fears of one of the country’s two official languages?
The Promised Podcast
Likud ministers vote in the morning to approve a deal with Europe that boycotts settlements, and the Likud Central Committee votes in the evening to annex settlements: What accounts for this settlement-schizoid behavior?
It was too soon for an august American Jewish institution like the 92nd St. Y to invite confessed groper and harasser Ari Shavit to speak. But how can we ever know when justice has been served?
A sixteen-year-old becomes an international sensation when she berates, punches and kicks IDF officers as they enter her yard in her West Bank Village. What do we learn from this unsettling sight?
Right wing politicians, journalists, and activists gather in Jerusalem to denounce the corruptions of a right-wing government. Is that grinding we hear the sound of tectonic plates shifting?
Is it time for the opposition to try to make life for Netanyahu and his coalition more Hobbesian, viz., nasty, brutish and short? Is parliamentary civility dead?
After pharmaceutical giant Teva announces it is firing 1,700 Israeli laborers, workers barricade themselves inside factories, unions declare a general strike, and opposition politicians call to nationalize the factories. What’s the right response?