The “Likud’s Settlement-Schizoid New Year’s Resolutions” Edition

Noah Efron, Ha’aretz journalist Allison Kaplan Sommer, and Times of Israel’s Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Likud’s Settlement-Schizoid New Year’s Resolutions
On the last day of 2017, the Israeli prime minister’s party made two precedented statements about the future of the Palestinian territories. How do we make sense of the two different voices we heard from Likud concerning settlements on December 31, 2017?

Some Israelis recently went into a tizzy when white-on-black billboards in Arabic filled their landscape. What accounts for many Jewish Israelis’ fear of one of the country’s two official languages?

Now That’s Israeli!
A recent poll asked Israelis to pick “most Israeli” thing in a number of categories, including the most Israeli PM, what the most Israeli character flaw is, and much more. What to make of the answers, and how do we answer the question of what is “most Israeli”?

Music by Nadav Hollander, from his new, debut record, Matat va’Ogen:
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1 comment on “The “Likud’s Settlement-Schizoid New Year’s Resolutions” Edition

  1. Abby says:

    Will you be covering Jerry Seinfeld’s visit to Israel? I hope so 😉

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