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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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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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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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And the Bush Was Not Consumed: On the Surprising Longevity of the Balfour Protests

The protests in front of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s home have lasted almost twice as long as “Occupy Wall Street” and the demonstrations at Tiananmen Square. How come?

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What Is a Museum of the Land of Israel a Museum Of?

Q: What do you call a museum that has stamps, fire trucks, ancient pottery, and modern art? A: A gorgeous, enchanting mess (or, The Museum of the the Land of Israel).

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