Israel

The Jews Gotta Go?

Should Israel’s public TV network use public money and public airwaves to present to the public something that lots of people in one part of the public find profoundly offensive?

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It Never Bahrains, But It Pours!

Did this week’s historic signing of historic agreements at the historic White house set us upon new historic path?

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The “It Never Bahrains, But It Pours!” Edition

We discuss: 1) the historic accord with the UAE and peace declaration with Bahrain 2) the 3-week lockdown 3) the efforts to ban the TV satire show, The Jews Are Coming

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Bestirred

What events and people mattered most in Israel over the Jewish year now drawing to a close?

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Disobedient, Sure! But Is It Civil?

A former Israeli Foreign Minister calls for “civil disobedience” against the government’s coronavirus rules and regulations. Has he crossed a line?

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But What Future?

What does the Greek-tragic struggle over leadership of the Yesh Atid (“There is a Future”) party say about the future of our politics?

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The “Disobedient? Sure. But Is It Civil?” Edition

What’s behind the Greek-tragic struggle for leadership of the Yesh Atid party? What do we make of Lieberman’s call for “civil disobedience” against the government’s coronavirus regulations? Ahead of the Jewish New Year, what events and people mattered most over the year now ending?

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N, Na, Nah, Nah-to-Uman

Israel’s coronavirus czar begs Ukraine’s president to ban ultra-Orthodox Israelis from visiting the grave of their patron-saint Rabbi on the Jewish New Year, for fear that they’ll spread the virus. Is that a step too far?

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Surfing the Waves (of Corona)

Naftali Bennett may be Israel’s next prime minister, threatening Benjamin Netanyahu from the right. Why has he become so popular, during a pandemic?

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