The End of the Netanyahu Era? And does it matter?

Last week, finally, the Israeli parliament decided (by default) on new elections, the fourth time in less than two years. No doubt a positive development. The current government surely is the worst, the most wasteful, the most corrupt and the most ineffective in the history of Israel and “good riddance”

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The Truth about the Vaccination Drive

The world has been watching in awe and wonder at the vaccination drive that Israel launched three weeks ago. By now almost a million and a half Israelis have received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and today the drive to administer the second dose will start. And without

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Who’s the Boss?

After two weeks of not enforced and no adhered to lockdown, Israel is today heading towards a real closure, with commerce, workplaces and schools almost completely shut down and with severe limitations on gatherings and even the distance you are allowed to be away from your home. While it is

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Anarchists of a Different Breed

For ten days now, violent demonstrations are being held, mostly in Jerusalem, to protest the death of a 17-year old boy, Ahuvya Sandak, who died when the car he was travelling in collided with a police vehicle during a chase. Sandak, together with four other boys in the car were

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The Choice Israel Will Need to Make

This week (finally) saw the end of the most embarrassing government Israel has ever had. With it, one of the major coalition partners, the Blue-White party will go to its well-deserved demise. Already seven months ago, when the coalition agreement was signed, speculations were rife if Netanyahu would keep any

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Humane Anti-Semitism

The latest controversy in Europe labelled by Jewish organizations as “Anti-Semitic” centers around an absurd contradiction in terms: “The HUMANE Slaughter of Animals”. Slaughter means (primarily): The Violent killing of animals, for Food. It appears that if the slaughter of animals can possibly be done in a “humane” manner, why

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