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Israel turns into Italy – Knesset dissolves 7 weeks after the elections

Israel turned into the Middle Eastern version of Italy tonight as Binyamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition, and the Knesset voted to dissolve itself – a mere 7 weeks or so after the last elections. As far as I … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Hagadol moonshot edition

What a week it’s been! The ups and downs of the elections – first with Benny Gantz and his Blue & White party seemingly winning the vote, then Binyamin Netanyahu overtaking him; Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked being out, then … Continue reading

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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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The British elections – what went wrong?

Almost right up to election day most of us were feeling pretty blasé about the British elections. Theresa May was sure to get in with an even larger majority than she had before. After all, who would vote for that … Continue reading

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Is Erdogan going to help Geert Wilders get elected in Holland?

While we were out celebrating Purim, a different kind of “nahafoch hu” – a topsy turvy event – was occurring in Holland. It all started when Turkish President, in his bid to turn himself into a modern-day Sultan, has been … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, upheaval in the rest of the world

While we in Israel have been caught up with the wave of terror and violence that has been sweeping Israel in recent months, the rest of the world has not been standing idly by. Paris, Brussels and the rest of … Continue reading

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