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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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Israeli Christian Arabs form their own political party

Some extremely encouraging news: in a long-overdue move, Israel’s Christian Arabs are forming their own political party. They are calling their party Bnei Habrit Hahadasha, “Sons of the New Testament” and they are calling for IDF enlistment amongst other things: … Continue reading

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We finally have a government

At least I think so. The coalition agreement is due to be signed later today, so barring any last-minute surprises (which one can never rule out in Israel) we will have a ruling coalition in place.  In the end the … Continue reading

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