Tag Archives: Israeli politics

Why is this man sitting in the Knesset?

For all that we complain about the perfidy of the British, we have a lot to learn from them when it comes to tolerating antisemitism in the ranks of their politicians. In the wake of the scandal of antisemitism in … Continue reading

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Reactions to the murder of Ali Dawabshe

Oceans of ink, rainforests of paper and gigabytes of cyberspace have been used up in the reactions by Israelis to the murder of little Ali Dawabshe. The Israeli Left has piled on to the Right, essentially blaming the entire right-wing … Continue reading

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We have a government (for as long as it lasts)

Last night, or early this morning, Binyamin Netanyahu finally cobbled together a governing coalition with the slimmest of majorities – 1 seat. The haggling and horse trading went down to the wire and no one was sure we wouldn’t wake … Continue reading

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How Israelis viewed the election results

Professor William Jacobson, (a law professor at Cornell University, an avowed conservative, Zionist and staunch defender of Israel, whom I had the pleasure to meet a couple of years ago) who runs the law-blog Legal Insurrection kindly invited me to … Continue reading

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How the media got the Israeli elections so wrong

Beyond the embarrassingly erroneous polls, both pre-election and exit polls, that predicted a loss for Netanyahu and the Likud, the media itself lent a hand to these incorrect numbers by consistently reading Israel wrong: its society, its culture and its … Continue reading

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Israeli Elections 2015: Likud’s win, and how the polls got it wrong

Since the initial exit polls came out, the final numbers have changed the results even more radically.  Some caution is still required since the “double envelop” absentee and soldiers’ vote have still not been fully counted and those could change … Continue reading

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