Israel

Carrots & Sticks

Is there a fair way to cajole people to vaccinate? Fining ’em? Keeping ’em from working? Banning them from basketball arenas? Public shaming?

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Likud, 2021: What’s Left of the Right?

Some longtime Likudniks lament that the party ain’t what it used to be. If that’s true, then what is it now?

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The “Carrots & Sticks” Edition

With longtime MK Limor Livnat’s defection from the Likud, who says the party ain’t what it used to be? What incentives and sanctions should be used to cajole reticent people to vaccinate? Is a “Green New Deal” what we need?

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The Revolution Is in the Mail

New political magazines, printed on paper and sent in the mail, hope to foment revolution in Israeli politics. Do they have a chance of influencing people, in an age of Twitter?

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Day in Court

The International Criminal Court says that Palestine is a state and Israelis must stand trial for war crimes. “Pure anti-semitism,” as PM Netanyahu says? Or something else?

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Lapidary Matters

Does Yair Lapid, whose Yesh Atid Party is polling second only to the Likud, have what it takes to be Prime Minister?

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The “Courts: Of Public Opinion & the Other Kind” Edition

Does Yair Lapid have what it takes to be PM? What’s the International Criminal Court up to now? What’s behind the surprising flourish of new political magazines with long articles printed on dead trees and sent by something called “the post”?

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But They Have Lady Pacman, Don’t They?

Ten parties will probably be elected to the next Knesset. One will be headed by a woman. Why?

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Anyone But Them

The biggest issue in Israel’s March elections won’t be COVID, won’t be an economy in free fall, and won’t be Iran going nuclear. Nah, the biggest issue is ultra-Orthodox Jews. Why oh why?

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