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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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Al-Quds

An EU-funded, UN-midwifed Palestinian Authority plan sets out how Jerusalem will be developed as the capital of Palestine by 2030. Some Israelis decry this as a stratagem to undermine Israeli sovereignty over a united Jerusalem, which it sort-of is, but is that necessarily a bad thing?

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Denied of the Valkeries

Wagner died 140 years ago. Is it time to put to rest our Gevalt-by-Association, and let his music boom from Tel Aviv stages?

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Thank You for Your Service

After days of vicious debate, Israel’s coalition and opposition agree to pay college tuition for discharged combat soldiers. Is that really a good idea?

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The MK Formerly Known as Ex-Member of the Coalition Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi

Mertz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi quits the coalition, sending Israeli politics into turmoil, only to rejoin three days later. What the hell was that about?

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The Netanyahus

A Pulitzer Prize for a packs-a-punch parable about the parent of a past premier.

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How We Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Microchip

An old joke says: The food at that restaurant is terrible and the portions are too small! The Bank of Israel says: High-tech is tearing Israel apart, and we need more of it. Which one is funnier?

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