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Needed changes in Israel's decision making process have simply not kept up with the growing complexities and synergies of Israel's always-hostile external environment.
They can say all day long that they are not protesting Israel. The fact that they will be out there in the middle of Manhattan talking about 'gezeirot' says otherwise.
Choosing Life in Israel evinces what it means to be emotionally, spiritually, and viscerally drawn, as a Jew, to the siren song emitted by Israel.
Ben-Gurion would do anything to make sure that Menachem Begin's Herut Party would stay out of power.
Why throw years of friendly cooperation into the trashcan?
Unlike some of his biggest detractors, I believe that the President actually likes Israel and values the friendship of the Israeli people.
The problem of this government is more likely to be one of personalities, marginal issues that get blown up in importance, and jockeying for financial benefits for different constituencies.
Benjamin Netanyahu made his bed when he put pragmatic secular politics over Jewish values.
We keep hearing these fantasies which claim that there's a safe and just way to divide up Judea and Samaria between Jews and Arabs, which is preposterous.
It's not that the various coalition partners don't trust Bibi, but that he doesn't really trust them.
Haredi leaders could not care less if Israel retains Judea and Samaria - as long as their Mosdos (religious institutions) get funded.
I can't imagine a tougher challenge for Lapid. It's so much easier to complain from the outside.
I must admit that I really don't care which parties are in Bibi's government coalition anymore.
A political tsunami is approaching, and the Jews in the land of Israel are fighting over total non-issues. If it weren’t so sad, it would be comical.
Bennett's pact with Yair Lapid, is not good for the country and is leading to fraternal hatred.
Like it or not, coalition or not, Netanyahu may continue as Prime Minister for quite a while.
This is Torah. This is its rightful place in all our lives, both private and public.
Now, the NRP is getting nervous. They should have looked more carefully before signing the Ketuba, marriage contract with Bennett.
The era of Godless leadership in the Knesset ended with Menachem Begin. One might even say it ended with the Six Day War.
Bennett shouldn't have trying to play chicken against a pro.
In an exclusive interview with the Jewish Press, newly elected MK Moshe Feiglin affirms he is still trying to revolutionize Israel.
When, against all odds, we managed to restore the Likud and the national camp to power in 1996, it turned out that the Right really didn't have an alternative to Oslo.
Gideon Sa'ar, a contender to replace Netanyahu as party chairman, may be taking recent allegations more seriously than initially believed.
The criticism focused on the fact that Livni will be given a leading role in negotiations with the Palestinians, by the Likud said the Prime Minister will lead the negotiating team.
"Despite the mudslinging campaign against us before the elections, we recommended Netanyahu to form the next government."
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