Tag Archives: Benny Gantz

Elections silly season

It is election season in Israel with all the attendant empty promises, scandals, and political jockeying. Bayit Yehudi head and Education Minister Naftali Bennett took his deputy, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, and left the party, forming a new party simply … Continue reading

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Gaza operation day 21 – Hamas rockets kill Gaza civilians, mortars kill IDF soldiers, no ceasefire in sight

Today, the 21st day of Operation Protective Edge, began on a less intense note. There had been no rocket fire overnight, and although no official ceasefire had been declared, Israel had made the decision to extend the humanitarian truce while … Continue reading

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US Chief of Staff visits Israel on confidence-building mission

If there is one phrase that makes me more uneasy than “we’re from the government and we are here to help you”, it is “we are from the United States Government and we are here to reassure you”.  I have … Continue reading

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