Tag Archives: Israeli politics

The Kotel Kerfuffle

The latest crisis began when the government backtracked on its decision * to create a state-recognized pluralistic prayer section at the Western Wall. *Edit: The backtracking was not on creating a pluralistic prayer section. THAT EXISTS ALREADY and has not been … Continue reading

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A solution for Amona? Or more trouble ahead

Since I wrote about the possible evacuation of Amona a couple of weeks ago, the “Arrangements Law” or Regulation Bill or Settlements Bill (take your pick), intended to regulate once and for all the legal status of the settlements and … Continue reading

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The dysfunctional and incompetent Israeli government

The world’s media and diplomats love to paint Binyamin Netanyahu as “hardline”, Avigdor Liberman as to the right of Attila the Hun, and the cabinet in general as “the most right wing ever!“. All I can say to that is … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s appointment of Liberman as Defence Minister: Gewald on the Left, cautious welcome on the right

The last few days in have been a roller-coaster in Israeli politics, with coalition talks going on behind the scenes – but constantly leaked to the public – between Likud and, alternately, Zionist Union and Yisrael Beitenu. In the end, … Continue reading

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Israel’s democracy is being subverted and undermined

In a stunning, recently aired interview, the former Director of the Mossad Meir Dagan, posthumously took to the airwaves to slam Binyamin Netanyahu for bringing about the Iran deal. Even the interviewer, not known for her affection for Netanyahu or … Continue reading

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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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