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A Woman’s Place

There’s a brand new documentary about women in the Knesset. Should we be surprised that sexism is still alive and well in 2022?

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Cutting to the Core

Benjamin Netanyahu promises ultra-Orthodox politicians, in exchange for their support, to fully-fund Haredi schools no matter what they do and do not teach. Is that unhinged and irresponsible?

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Enflamed Youth

The head of Israel’s hottest new political party is a TikTok celeb too young to be elected to the Knesset. What gives?

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What Did You Learn in School Today?

Is it wrong for a high school principal to let ultra-nationalist MK Itamar Ben Gvir give a speech to her kids?

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What Gantz Wantz

A little from Column A, a little from Column B: What does the “National Unity Party” candidate list tell us about what the party stands for?

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Primary Directive

Do party primaries pick better Knesset candidates than the more autocratic alternatives?

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Homo Sionisticus Religiosus

What, if anything, do the primaries in the Religious Zionism party say about, well, religious Zionism?

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Fifty Holocausts

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says, in Berlin, dumb*ssedly, that Israel has perpetrated “fifty Holocausts.” What, if anything, do we learn from that about the man and the government he represents?

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