Budget Games

The end of the year is rapidly approaching but Israel still does not have a State Budget for the next year, 2021, which promises to be exceedingly challenging. Moreover, Israel does not have a State Budget for the current year even though according to the Coalition Agreement, a two-year budget

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Of Bad Taste and Dictatorship

This week, two demonstrations (one pro-Bibi, and one anti-Bibi) made the news, even though demonstrations have become almost a routine and the media (depending on their political inclination) have settled into de facto reporting without too much passion. The pro-Bibi demonstration took place in Caesarea, where die-hard likudniks with Orly

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The Beginning of the Vaccine Wars

For almost nine months now, the world has been in the ban of the Covid-19 crisis, with more than 55 million people infected and almost 1.4 million deaths. Immediately with the appearance of the virus in China, pharmaceutical companies have started efforts to develop either a cure for the disease

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The end of a (pipe) dream

“With Biden in the White House we will have a war with Iran”. “Biden will return us to the ’67 borders”. “Biden will agree to a Palestinian State”. “Biden is going back to the Iran Nuclear Accord”. These are just some of the panic reactions heard in Israel from mostly

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Peace at a Price

In the past couple of months, almost miraculously, the American President, Donald Trump (not known as the greatest diplomat), managed to do what has eluded others for many years. He convinced Arab States to enter into peace and normalization agreements with Israel. The fact that the States that at this

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The disasters that led to The Rabin Murder

This week it is twenty-five years ago that Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel was assassinated. The murder was the culmination of months of incitement against Rabin by his political opponents and by the religious establishment. And no matter what is being said and written about the assassination, Israel never

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