Tag Archives: Knesset

Closing a circle: Former Refusenik Yuli Edelstein returns to Moscow as Knesset Speaker

This week Yuli Edelstein, the Speaker of the Knesset, made history by being the first Israeli to address the Russian Parliament. And in wonderful twist of history, Edelstein was formerly a Prisoner of Zion or a Refusenik –  a Jew … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – pre-Purim edition

It’s almost Purim and the atmosphere here in Israel is gearing up for the festivities. For days now, all we’ve heard from the school across the street are Purim songs played on the loudspeaker system at break time. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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The settlements bill and judicial overreach

The destruction of Amona was the price that the Israeli settlement enterprise agreed to pay in order to legalise and regulate the status of all the other settlements and outposts. The deal was a kind of plea bargain for want … Continue reading

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A traitor in our Knesset

I use the word “traitors” very carefully because of the terrible implications and potential consequences. As I wrote in a similar post back in 2012: One has to be very careful about accusing others of dual loyalty since that is … 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 Israeli government finally wakes up to BDS – no more Mr. Nice Guy

Jewish and pro-Israel activists have been battling the BDS boycott movement for years, with greater or lesser success depending on the case. The one thing that has been missing has been support from the one authority that should have been … Continue reading

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