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Biden’ Time

What is US President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel much ado about, nothin’ or sumpin’?

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The Torch Has Been Passed

Yair Lapid, once a weight-lifting, party-going, celebrity hunk, is sworn in as Israel’s 14th Prime Minister. What a long strange trip it’s been

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Not Going to the Poles!

Foreign Minister (and soon-to-be replacement Prime Minister) Yair Lapid decides to cancel all high-school trips to concentration camps in Poland. Would we be better off rethinking entirely the way we think about Holocaust education?

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Going to the Polls!

Prime Minister Bennett decides to throw in the towel and take the country to new elections. What does it say about what was, what is, and what will be?

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“I Am Not Mentally Ill!”

Why is ex-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suing ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and what’s it say about Israeli politics?

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Dead Man Governing?

Has the time come for the heads of Israel’s decomposing government to say when?

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Can’t Spell “Heteronormativity” Without TV

Israel’s biggest reality show just married off two hunky, dreamy gay guys? Is one small step towards heteronormativity a giant leap for LGBTQ folks?

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Temporary Regulations Make Temporary Governments

Israel’s government fails to renew temporary provisional regulations first put into place in 1967 by then Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan, and renewed 18 times since then, regulations that allow Israeli law to apply to Israeli citizens living in the West Bank which, by Israeli and International law both, is not part of Israel proper. What now?

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Ir ha-Kodesh

Ask someone in Tel Aviv what they think about Jerusalem, and they’ll probably tell you that they don’t think about Jerusalem

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