Monthly Archives: October 2012

Israelis Want Apartheid- Are You Out of Your Mind?!?

On October 23rd, Gideon Levi of Haaretz wrote an article headed “Most Israelis support an apartheid regime in Israel”, based on a survey conducted recently among Israelis. The article, which grossly skewed the findings of the said survey, quickly became the source for articles world-wide. Not only do the Israelis continue to support the “occupation” […]

Updates: Likud- Yisrael Beiteinu Mega Party * More Politicians Flock to Where the Seats Are * The Race Heats Up in Habayit Hayehudi * Qassam Rockets hit the South

Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu Form a Mega Party Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced this evening (October 25th) that their parties will run together in the upcoming election. According to polls, Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu are expected to receive approximately 28 and 15 seats respectively. We have yet to see what […]

What’s new on the Israeli election front?

Recently, I met a new “Ola” (Jewish immigrant to Israel) who told me she would like to vote in the coming general election, but she does not understand Israel’s politics and political parties. I can relate to that: I recently had the pleasure of filling in my absentee ballot for the American election. Not knowing […]

Telling it like it is: The Israeli-Arab conflict and the story of David and Goliath

The Israeli-Arab conflict, when told out of historical and geographical context, reads a lot like the story of the Jewish king David and Goliath the Philistine, with their roles reversed. But that’s not what’s going on here. ┬áThe story of the Jewish King David, who as a boy, single handedly and armed only with a […]

Israeli General Election this January

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced this evening (October 9th) that the general elections will be held early, within three months. The elections were originally scheduled for next October. The main reason for holding an early election is the inability of the government to pass the budget for 2013, which is reported to hold many cuts. […]