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The Elephant Has Left the Building

One thing not being debated ahead of Israel’s elections is the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The elephant in the room seems to have left the building. Why?

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Free to Be You and Me

A Jerusalem court finds that a man can be sued for failing to tell his fiancé-cum-wife that he prefers sex with men. Where does a right to privacy end, and an obligation of honesty begin?

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Right Fever

As the deadline looms, are the leaders of Israel’s new right-wing-consortium right that one party to the right of the Likud is better than two?

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Left Behind?

As the deadline looms, is Labor leader Amir Peretz right that two leftist parties are better than one?

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Let Television Be Television

Israel’s national-treasure folk-singer, Chava Alberstein, retools a beloved protest song as an ad for cable and internet service. Is this the end of culture as we know it, or have we maybe lost a little perspective?

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The Ambassador from Soda Stream

Israel’s Foreign Ministry retools its diplomats to promote Israeli companies, not policies. Is diplomacy dead?

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Labor Unions and Disunions

The Labor Party says “Yes” to merging with a party on the center-right, and “No” to merging with parties on the Left. A brilliant stratagem or a strategic blunder?

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Where We Live, There Is Our Country!

For 68 years, there were Bundists in Israel – socialist, internationalist Yiddishists. Finally, only now, their Tel Aviv headquarters is shuttering. But what is their legacy?

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Goodbye to All That!

Forty Jewish-American Rabbis, professors and activists say it’s time to say goodbye to Zionism once and for all. Do they have a point?

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Everyone from Benny Gantz to Ayman Odeh

There are signs of a new openness to cooperation between Jews and Arabs on the Israeli Left. But are these signals a fundamental change or just more election posturing?

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