HaBayit HaYehudi leader Naftali Bennett visited clubs in Tel Aviv,. December 27 2012.

Democratic But Unethical

Like Ariel Sharon, Naftali Bennett lied and cheated his voters, but technically, what he did didn't break the rules of Israeli democracy.

American Progressive Jews Confused by the Anti-Semitic Attacks

Didn't Progressive Jews explain often enough that it's OK to hate Israel, and that doesn't make one an anti-Semite?

Netanyahu Didn’t Lose the Justice Minister Vote

Netanyahu's actions yesterday were important messages to a whole slew of people. Were they smart enough to understand them?

The Real Knesset Game

Perhaps the race isn't really between the current party leaders at all...

An Historic Speech by Mansour Abbas, But Do We Believe Him?

We started to write one post this evening after watching what looked like an historic speech by Mansour Abbas (Ra’am party), but then we saw a very different speech he gave 4 days ago, in Arabic.

Election Analysis #2: The Good News and the Bad News

The good news is there won’t be a fifth election. The bad news is there won’t be a solid rightwing coalition either.

An Initial Analysis of Bibi’s Options

Netanyahu is right where he wants to be, with a choice of coalition partners to pick from.

Convert Your Dog to Judaism

Apparently some dogs are Reform!

Who’s to Blame: Sovereignty, Annexation or Applying Israeli Law

Deliberate ambiguity has created resistance among those who should otherwise be supporting the application of Israeli law in Judea and Samaria. Name-calling hasn't helped either.

Jason Greenblatt Drops a Sovereignty Bombshell

Jason Greenblatt seems to have clearly implied that the PA could veto Israel's application of sovereignty, right now.

David Friedman’s Apartheid State and One-Sided Settlement Freeze

David Friedman is on our side, but he makes claims that are contradicted by the text of the peace plan he is trying to sell us.
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Efrat Residents’ Song of Praise

In honor of Israel's 72nd Independence Day, Efrat residents Rabbi Shlomo Katz and Moshe Kesselman released a song.

Gantz is Betting Against the House

Gantz is trying to hard to push a very left wing government onto Bibi, and it may backfire on him.

A Bright Day for Israeli Democracy and the Lessons Learned

Who are the winners and the losers of the election crisis, and what did we learn from it?

Did You Catch That Brilliant Move by Yuli Edelstein?

Blue&White will lose if they try to force Amir Peretz to give up his cozy new chair as Knesset Speaker, and Peretz has his own long-term agenda.

What is Blue&White After?

For Blue&White, running the country is secondary to getting rid of Netanyahu.

Friday Afternoon Lecha Dodi @ 5pm

Tonight at candle lighting time, Jews in Israel and around the world will go out to their gardens, porches, and windows to sing Lecha Dodi and Shalom Aleichem together.

Blue & White’s Antisemitic Election Campaign

The Blue & White campaign ad implies there are too many dedicated religious Jews and we're dirtying up Israel.

America Walks Back Peace Plan, Israel (and Bibi) Thrown Under a Bus

Sovereignty, the elections and Trump's peace plan have been destroyed with a single interview, but Israel can still make it happen...

Initial Impressions on the Deal of the Century

In a perfect world and on paper the plan is ingenious - but what happens when it meets reality?

It’s Time to Break Up the Blue&White Bloc Party

The unnatural alliance between Gantz and Lapid is what is preventing the formation of a government and may bring about new elections.

Israel’s Coalition Talks: What Happens Now?

At this point, I want a third election.

Trump Reminds American Jews of a Basic Truth

We have a tradition, when Jews want to forget they are Jewish, the non-Jews come around and remind us, the hard way.

Chareidim Don’t Work and Won’t Go into the Army

Asking the right questions and looking at the data a little differently makes you realize that everything you've been told about Chareidim is wrong.

Danger of the Century

JoeSettler believes the Deal of the Century plan is ambitious, complete fantasy, and will lead to an even worse conflict with an economically empowered enemy.

Tuvia Grossman and the Covington Catholic School Fiasco

If the media didn't learn from Tuvia Grossman, why will it learn now from Covington Catholic High School?

92 Redux: Is This the End of the Israeli Right, Or a New Beginning?

Bennett and Shaked's breakaway party will either strengthen Israel's right, or completely destroy it in the upcoming elections...

Important Message from an IDF Soldier

The soldier asked to publicize to Am Yisrael that we are stronger than our enemies and that it is a miracle that he is alive.

The “I Believe in a Jewish State” Test

With a single question, we can determine if your opposition to the "Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People" stems from unexamined populism or from an anti-Zionist ideology.

What if Ayelet Shaked Joined the Likud?

David Bitton started no small amount of rumors, that Netanyhau offered Shaked the slot right below his in the Likud party.

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