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A note on Tuesday’s elections, by Caroline Glick

By   /  September 20, 2019  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Sept. 19, 2019 The US media coverage of the Israeli election has misrepresented the results of Tuesday’s vote. This isn’t necessarily deliberate. Israeli elections are inscrutable for most foreigners, particularly for Americans who are used to the clarity of the presidential system and two-party system. Here are a few of basic facts about how the […]

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The One Thing No Israeli Wants to Discuss, by Matti Friedman (NYT)

By   /  September 9, 2019  /  History, Israel, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Sept. 9, 2019 The decisive factor in next week’s election — and the reason for Benjamin Netanyahu’s durability — is a repressed memory. JERUSALEM — When trying to understand Israel’s election on Sept. 17, the second in the space of six months, you can easily get lost in the details — corruption charges, coalition wrangling, bickering between left and right. […]

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Cracks in the EU: warming relations with Jerusalem, by Ariel Kahana (ISRAEL HAYOM via Israpundit)

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International  /  No Comments

May 24, 2019 Tens of millions of citizens of the European Union will choose 751 members of the European Parliament by the end of this week. The first countries to vote on Thursday were the U.K. and the Netherlands. On Friday, Ireland and the Czech Republic will vote as well. On Saturday, Latvia, Slovakia, and […]

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Israel’s Election Didn’t Kill Hope for Peace. It Was Already Dead. by Daniel Gordis (Bloomberg News)

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Apr. 17, 2019 Jewish and Palestinian positions are entrenched, and no party offered ideas for changing that. There is no “deal” now or in the foreseeable future primarily because the Palestinians have still not made peace with the idea that a Jewish state is here to stay. When Hamas, which controls Gaza, started its “March […]

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Arab Israelis want change, by Joseph Haddad (Israel Hayom via Israpundit)

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Apr. 17, 2019 In the next election, every party should consider the great potential in the Arab public, where voters are searching for a new political home, yearn for hope and aspire to a new political reality where they can feel like an inseparable part of Israeli society. Click here for full article

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Whatever Happened to Palestinian Democracy? – Hugh Lovatt (Newsweek via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 15, 2019 Whatever Happened to Palestinian Democracy? – Hugh Lovatt (Newsweek) Elections in the Palestinian Authority still seem a distant prospect. The 2006 legislative elections, considered the high point of Palestinian democracy, were supported by most PLO factions and Hamas, and included the West Bank (including east Jerusalem) and Gaza. The vague prospect of future […]

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From Israel: The Critical Roller Coaster of Israeli Politics!, by Arlene Kushner

By   /  February 23, 2019  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Feb. 22, 2019 Click here for article

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WHY NAFTALI BENNETT DECAPITATED THE SETTLER RIGHT AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR ISRAEL’S FUTURE, by Yair Rosenberg (Tablet)

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Jan. 15, 2019 How the shaming of a soccer star led to the biggest shake-up in Israeli politics and finally unchained Netanyahu’s chief right-wing rival Click here for full article

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Victory is within reach, by Dr. Haim Shine (JNS)

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Dec. 26, 2018 It is very difficult for the Left to be able to do well in elections in the absence of serious leadership. Labor party leader Avi Gabbay and Zionist Union head Tzipi Livni, both individually and as a team, are incapable of convincing Israelis of their ability to contend with the challenges Israel […]

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Why Palestinians Do Not Have a Parliament by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 18, 2018 In the absence of a parliament, the Palestinians have no address to express their grievances. They cannot write to or phone their elected legislators to complain about anything. All they can do is resort to social media, especially Facebook, to air their views. As Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas does not tolerate […]

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