| Friday, 10 May 2013 20:37|
Israel’s dysfunctional political system is “world class” (although not yet at the “top of the class” with Italy). Twelve parties in its legislature; close to three dozen that stand for election; four or five parties that form the government – each viewing their ministries as their own political fiefdoms; few governments last their full tenure of four years; significant political corruption, with several former politicians sitting in jail at any one period of time; toothless local government and the list goes on.
| Friday, 26 April 2013 16:02|
The general name of this column is “Reflections of/in Israel,” but in this column I offer thoughts on the United States (through the prism of Israel). While Israel has lots to learn from its closest overseas ally, the converse can also be occasionally true.
| Friday, 12 April 2013 17:55|
The State of Israel is about to celebrate its 65th birthday, which brings to the American mind the issue of Social Security. But I want to relate to the term with a small “s” – the idea of social security in its wider meaning.
| Friday, 29 March 2013 02:57|
I have never bought a lottery ticket, but a long time ago I still won the biggest lottery of my life (literally). I’ll quickly tell my story but this essay is not about me – it’s about Israel today.
| Friday, 15 March 2013 01:15|
When using the term “election landslide,” the tendency is to think about the end result – an overwhelming victory for one side. Obviously, that’s the last thing one can call the recent Israeli election outcome. However, a “landslide” also has several stages before we reach the end. In that sense, Israel might well be in the middle of an electoral landslide of historic proportions.
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