Israel

“And You Shall Tell Your Child”

On Passover, we’re supposed to tell our kids the story of the Exodus and what it means to us today. But what does it mean to us today?

What We Learned at the Polls

Peter Beinart writes that the lesson of the last election is that the time has come to make Israelis suffer for our sins. That so?

The Kids are All Right

It’s accepted wisdom that Israeli young people are more right-wing than their older sisters and brothers, parents and grandparents. But are they really? And if they are, why?

“The Young and the Feckless” Edition

We discuss 1) why Israeli young people are more right wing than their elders 2) Peter Beinart’s conclusion that the lesson of the last election is that the time has come to make Israelis suffer for our sins 3) what Exodus story we plan to tell our kids this Passover

Is Israel Experiencing a Decline in the Quality of Its Democracy?

We discuss a remarkable new Brookings Institute Policy Brief called “Is Israel in Democratic Decline?” with one of its co-writers Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud.

Getting Out of Bed in the Morning

The Likud has led Israel for 30 of the past 42 years, and more are ahead. What reason does an Israeli leftist have to get out of bed?

The Via Media

Given the alternative, is a coalition of the center and the Likud really such a bad idea after all?

What Just Happened?!?

The votes are counted. What the hell just happened?

The “Deep Breath” Edition

We discuss 1) the election results and what they mean 2) whether it’s time to consider the sane-ish right and the center joining forces to form a gov without the most extreme of the extremists 3) as we on the left lose election after election, how are we supposed to keep getting out of bed in the morning?

Shame!

Why does Israel’s Right hold the patent on pride, and our Left on shame?