Of Goyim and Strangers

“It is forbidden for the Jewish people to set up a government that includes Goyim and Strangers”. This astonishing statement was made by Ms. Daniella Weiss, during an interview with Esty Perez on the News channel (Reshet B), yesterday. Daniella Weiss is a prominent Religious Orthodox settlement leader, who has

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The Meron Disaster and the Haredim

Israel is still in shock from the disaster that struck at Mt. Meron and in mourning for the 45 people that were killed there. Hospitals in the North were overwhelmed with injured that were brought in in large numbers by the rescue services. While it is still not fully clear

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When Elections Become Irrelevant

Just when it appeared that Israeli politics couldn’t sink any lower, the people that are supposed to be our representatives set new records of public disgrace, stupidity and small-mindedness. Two weeks into the attempts to set up a right-wing coalition, which needs the support of an Arab(!) party to be

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Israel, A Jewish State?

Independence Day is behind us, and life is (for now) returning to its normal routine, at least until Shavuot in another month. Among the traditions of Israel’s Independence Day, in addition to the Air Force Fly-over, the ceremony at Mount Herzl, the barbeques and the fireworks, is the publication by

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The Israel Prize as a Tool to Destroy Israel Democracy

Until a couple of weeks ago, Professor Oded Goldreich was unknown to the general public in Israel even though he is an acclaimed mathematician and a professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. That anonymity was suddenly broken when it became known that he was nominated to receive

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The Holocaust and Israel’s Real Savior

Yesterday was “Yom HaShoah” in Israel. Holocaust Memorial Day. A day overloaded with emotions and feelings. A day with numerous ceremonies, a day with a 10 am nation-wide siren, with everybody and everything stopping in its tracks for two minutes, a day with special attention to the ever dwindling number

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