Tag Archives: Israeli politics

Israel burns and Bibi dithers

In my comment on my “blood libel” post I noted that the chances are that Bibi won’t decide to do anything, both in regards to the murder of Eyal, Gil-Ad and Naftali, and regarding the huge barrage of rockets and … Continue reading

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President Reuven Rivlin – Israel’s 10th President

As the end of President Shimon Peres’s 7-year term approached, a nasty dirty battle was  waged in recent weeks in the Knesset over who Israel’s next President was to be.  Binyamin Netanyahu mystifyingly opposed Rivlin’s candidacy until the very last … Continue reading

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This is how to do Hasbara

Naftali Bennett shows how it’s done on BBC’s Hard Talk program. The interviewer, Stephen Sackur, is quite hard-hitting, and is fairly irritating in places when he keeps harping on the purported instability of Netanyahu’s government and on the dangers of … Continue reading

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Avigdor Liberman acquitted of all charges after 17 years

After 17 long years of investigations, interrogations and trials, former and now-returned Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman was acquitted today of all charges. The case was very complex and follows many other previous investigations. There was also a lot of political … Continue reading

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The “peace talks” that are supposed to be encouraged by releasing terrorists are bound to fail

After yesterday’s outrageous decision, to be implemented tonight, to release 26 terrorist murderers in order to bolster Palestinian “President” Mahmoud Abbas and to give him confidence to sit in the same room as the Israelis and talk about peace, it … Continue reading

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Baruch Dayan Emet. Rav Ovadia Yosef has passed away

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the Rishon Le’Zion, former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel and one of the greatest Torah giants of the generation, and arguably one of the most influential political personalities in Israel today, passed away earlier today at the … Continue reading

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