Ha’aretz celebrates a century of cheesing people off. What impact does this indispensable, infuriating newspaper have on Israeli politics?
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Sara Netanyahu pleads guilty to ordering expensive take-out food to the Prime Minister’s residence, ending an ugly four year investigation and trial. What should we make of this whole pathetic affair?
Avigdor Lieberman made a bombshell announcement that, after our do-over elections, he will force the Likud and Blue-and-White parties to form a centrist, secular “National Unity Government.” Has Israel’s next government just been formed?
Israel’s first openly gay minister is jeered and hounded from Jerusalem’s Gay Pride parade, because of his poor record on LGBTQ issues, and his support of the Occupation. But should anyone be Queer-Non-Grata at the Pride Parade?
New tricked-out hi-tech checkpoints that dramatically reduce the time it takes for Palestinians laborers to enter Israel, and make the process less frustrating and degrading: This sounds like good news, but it is?
Young Turks, Old Guard, and Stern Generals battle for control of Israel’s Labor Party. Who has the best chance of saving from extinction the party of David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin?
Should Reform, conservative and reconstructionist Jews in Israel take to the streets to fight for political causes that have nothing to do with religious pluralism like, say, social and economic justice?
The “First Conference on Israeli Conservatism” fills a huge conference center, mostly with kippah-capped men. What accounts for the new affinity between Reagan-Thatcher politics and economics and Israeli Modern Orthodoxy?