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The Vision of No Vision

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Gantz set out their visions for the future in the first meeting of Israel’s new government, which are narrow and dryly technocratic. But is that really a bad thing in tumultuous times?

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God TV?

An Evangelical cable TV channel cheeses people off when it tries to convince Israeli Jews to accept Jesus in our hearts. But isn’t that the sort of things we want to have in a “marketplace of ideas”?

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Court TV?

When Supreme Court hearings are broadcast on TV, does it humanize the justices, or just make them look small?

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Big Government

Israel’s new government is the largest in history, with 36 ministers. But can we expect big things from it?

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Solidarities

Israelis raise money to support a British woman suing Israeli young men who assaulted her in Cyprus. Why?

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Newton’s Third Law of the Coronavirus?

Is Israel going from being super cautious about coronavirus to not being cautious enough? Are we running amok to normality?

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Non-Judgmental

The Supreme Court rules that Benjamin Netanyahu is allowed to form the next government, and serve at its head, even though he goes to trial in two weeks for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. Why? What’s it mean for our future?

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Pandemic & Patriarchy

Is the pandemic the best thing ever for patriarchy? Has the time come for “feminist civil disobedience”?

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Art or Death

Should the government support the arts like it supports the hospitals and the army, because art is an existential need no less important than health and defense?

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