From Czar to Court Jester in two weeks?

Only a short while ago, after the appointment of Professor Gamzu to lead the Israeli response to the Corona virus crisis, there was new optimism that the crucial leadership of the strategy in the fight against the virus would be taken out of the political morass and finally be handed

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Last Resort or Last Hope?

Israel has been swept up in demonstrations over the past weeks to an extend that hasn’t been seen a long time. The reasons people have been taking to the streets vary widely. Some are worried about the messy approach by the government in the struggle against the Corona virus. Some

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Counting Jews

A couple of days ago, I read an interesting article in the March issue of “The New Yorker”, titled “But Who’s Counting”. The article, written by Ms. Jill Lepore, discusses the history of the phenomenon called “Census”. It is interesting to read how the need of countries, kings and dictators

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A Czar to fight the Corona virus in Israel

After more than five months in which the Corona virus has wreaked havoc with our daily lives, and endless discussions about the need to have somebody in charge, somebody with both the knowledge and the experience as well as the authority to make decisions, Israel finally appointed Prof. Ronni Chamzu

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ElAl — National Pride in Israeli Skies?

The Israeli airline ElAl has been in serious trouble as a result of the Corona crisis. Employees have been fired or sent on leave without pay. Customers are being kept in the dark as to restitutions for unused tickets. Planes are being sold or refurbished for Cargo duty. The company

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Jewish Money is not meant for Refugees

Yesterday, there was a small item in some of the Israel press, regarding funding for NGO’s. Not something surprising or unexpected, and most likely most people who even bothered to read the item, forgot about it as soon as they finished it. Finance minister Israel Katz, has delayed the approval

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