Last week I discussed the main players and parties in Israel’s 2015 elections. You can read that post here. So what’s happened in the last week? The breakup in Shas The big story of the week is the breakup between Arieh Deri and Eli Yishay in Shas. Yishay has left the party and founded a […]

Surprise! It’s election season again, two years early! The Israeli Knesset has 120 members who are elected for a four year period. But in a multi-party parliamentary system, keeping a coalition together is hard. It’s hard enough fitting so many egos into one room, but when there are four or five ideological blocs involved, it […]

It’s been a while since I’ve written. Israel has been going through some crazy times lately. At first my excuse was that it was the middle of semester. As soon as the semester’s over, I’ll go back to writing again. Semester break came and went, and then it was another semester. After that, I’ll surely […]

I’ve added a lot of links to this post, with more information, photos, articles and videos. I urge you to read and watch them.   Perhaps this post shouldn’t be called “Operation Defensive Edge”, because that makes it sound like this is all about Israel’s actions, and it isn’t. Operation Defensive Edge is the response […]

They were laid to rest in the cemetery of Modiin. It is said that a hundred thousand people came to bid them good bye. Most of them had never even met either of the three or their families, but they came nonetheless, because for 18 days, we were all one family. And when Rachel Frankel […]

18 days ago, two 16 year old boys, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Frankel were kidnapped along with 19 year-old Eyal Yifrach. They were on their way home from school in Gush-Etzion, south of Jerusalem. For the past 18 days, the entire country has been looking for Gil-ad, Naftali and Eyal. Thousands of reservists were called […]

And once again, Israel will be releasing another 26 Palestinian murderers this week. The list has been released, including the names of all their victims. Surprisingly, many of the victims’ names are Arab names. These are not freedom fighters, they are murderers. And the only reason they are being released is not because they have […]


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