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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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Resetting the Countdown

The Likud and Blue and White partnership isn’t working and doesn’t seem likely to ever work.

Black Flags And Pink Bandanas

Two months ago, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, a subsequent economic crisis and a prime minister accused of corruption, thousands of Israelis...

U.S. Will Not Consent to West Bank Annexation ‘for Some Time,’ Jared Kushner Says

"There shouldn’t be any urgency to applying Israeli law.”

The Mastermind Behind Netanyahu’s New Media (Topaz Luk)

Even prime ministers can’t do everything by themselves. They must surround themselves with dedicated, smart and excellent people who will help them.

The Israeli Government Is Failing Its People During the Pandemic

The main problem with Israel’s government is that it doesn’t set examples. It doesn’t inspire the public, gaining its trust and leading it through hardships.

Israel’s Unity Government: Netanyahu Signs Off On His Own Expiration Date

It was not easy, but they finally signed the agreement. Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz agreed to form a government. Likud and Blue and...

We Must Unite In Israel’s New Coalition! (So We Can Separate)

The Hebrew word for coalition is “Ya’chdah” — from the word “Ya’chad.” Together. A coalition of parties is supposed to find a sense of...

In Israel, Utilizing Coronavirus for Political Gain

The expression was most recently popularized by Rahm Emanuel, chief of staff to former  President Barack Obama. “You never want a serious crisis to...

Coronavirus Test: Trusting the Politician You Distrust

A lot remains unknown about the coronavirus, but like all diseases, it has no political preference. It doesn’t afflict President Donald Trump’s supporters or...

Coronavirus Sparks Fears of Israeli Economic Catastrophe

Some industry experts in Israel are warning that if the Israeli government is unable to get a handle on the coronavirus, the Jewish state...

Bibi and Bernie: Though Different, They Rely on Fervent, Anti-Establishment Supporters

On the morning of March 4, as Americans were dissecting the returns from the Super Tuesday elections, Israelis were scratching their heads, awaiting final-final...

Purim, AIPAC, Bernie, Biden, Bibi

It was one of those weeks where every day brought another great idea for a column. First, I attended an insightful lecture by Rabbi...

Netanyahu at AIPAC: Radicals That Seek to Undermine US-Israel Alliance Will Fail

Speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference via video satellite from his office in Israel on March 1, Israeli Prime Minister...

Israel’s (Third) Election: A Short Guide

Let me begin by stating the obvious: One doesn’t lose sleep over something that happens often and is likely to happen again soon. So...

What’s Left of Bipartisan Support for Israel?

The week after next, three events will reflect and/or impact the bipartisan nature of the U.S.-Israel alliance. On March 1, AIPAC will hold its...

The Cyrus Parameters: Trump and Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the morning of Jan. 28, Israel time, that he was no longer seeking immunity from indictment and trial. However,...

Challenging Our Immune System

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Jan. 1 asked the Knesset for immunity. He wants to postpone his trial on corruption charges indefinitely, as...

What the Soleimani Killing Means for the Future of Iranian Radicalism

Moshe Arens was known for his measured expression of hawkish views. He died at age 93 a year ago this week. As Israel’s defense...

A Rabbi’s Fighting Words

Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef probably isn’t a complete idiot although at times what he says might imply he is. On Jan. 7 Israelis...

Netanyahu Indicted: The Short Version of What You Need to Know

What happened? Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This marks the first time a sitting Israeli prime minister has been indicted. The...

‘King Bibi’ Documents Netanyahu’s Rise to Power

Benjamin Netanyahu has been the face of Israeli politics for 20 years as prime minister and Likud party chairman. But amid criminal investigations for...

Israelis and Trump: A Guide to The Complicated Relationship

Is President Donald Trump good for Israel? In recent months, that question has become more frequent, urgent and difficult to answer. Many Israelis have...

Clear Your Calendars for a March Election

Something dramatic happened this week: For the first time in a full decade, a person other than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was handed the...

Yes, Unity! (Just Sign Here…)

Suppose you are forced to choose from among four options: a Likud plus Blue and White unity government, a right-wing plus ultra-Orthodox government, a...

I Did the Math, and I Don’t See a Coalition

In the midst of all the promises of “coalitions” after the razor-close Israeli elections, who’s doing the actual math? On one side, you have a...

A Coalition for the Days of Awe

It shouldn’t be too controversial that the best thing for Israel in the wake of these latest elections would be a grand coalition between...

Loser and Questions: What Happens When a Prime Minister Fails, Twice, to Win 

As I write this story, everything is too close to call. As I write this story, everything is too soon to call. And too...

Israel’s Election Handbook: A Guide for Tuesday

On the eve of Israel’s second election this year, against the backdrop of issues with Iran, Syria and Gaza, and a conversation-changing vow by...

Trump and Democrats Have Stake in ‘Bibi Primary’

Long before the Iowa and New Hampshire voters go to the polls next year, the first primary of the 2020 presidential campaign is already...

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Columbia BDS Referendum Passes

It passed with around 61% of the vote.

Congress Members Join Global Task Force to Combat Online Anti-Semitism

Members of the national legislatures of Australia, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States are part of the panel.

Israel Has More per Capita Deaths From the Coronavirus Each Day Than the U.S.

Israel’s daily rate over the last week has been an average of 3.5 deaths per million people. The U.S. rate was 2.2 deaths per million.

VIDEO: Skirball Cultural Center Hosts One Day Only Outdoor RBG Memorial

On Friday, Sept. 25 the Skirball Cultural Center held a socially distant RBG memorial display on its front steps, to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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