President Rivlin decided to pardon 70 convicts in honor of Israel’s 70th year, and a high court justice decided to strike-down a sketchy murder conviction in honor of his retirement. Should such governmental pomp, circumstance & ceremony have any role in the administration of justice?
The Promised Podcast
The Shabak holds up journalist Peter Beinart at Ben Gurion Airport for a “cautionary conversation” about the perils of anti-Occupation activism. Are we sliding swiftly down a slippery slope?
Co-housing takes off in Israel, launching an age of what some call “Kibbutz 2.0.” Is this the result of an admirable embrace of communal values, or because young folks here are being crushed by the levers of capitalism?
A huge 10 meter high concrete wall is being built along Israel’s northern border, to separate us from Lebanese and Syrians who might want to do us harm. Is the safety the wall affords worth the diplomatic, environmental, and spiritual price we pay for surrounding ourselves with ghetto walls?