Trump’d

I have thought about how I would write this for over two weeks now. I know it is important to cover the US Elections in terms of what it means for the world and for Israel and the Jewish people, but given that the American public itself is so divided on the outcome, this has […]

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The sport of politics

I came across an article in the Israeli media this week, but was unable to find it covered in the English language media. I suppose the story I was looking for is relatively insignificant as far as the rest of the world is concerned – sport and Israel – two topics that rarely come together […]

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Israel and the UN – A political stunt at the Committee on the Status of Women meeting

I was privileged to attend the meeting of the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN recently, a wonderful insight into the operations, nuances and sensitivities of the international system. It considered a multitude of issues from a gender perspective, including: leadership, decision making, violence against women, the gender gap, economic participation […]

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Take me to your leader

There is a point of view among many students of Middle Eastern politics that all of its problems would be solved if Israel ended its occupation of the territories captured during the 1967 Six-Day-War and handed them to the Palestinians. After all, no country really wants to control the lives of other people, and in […]

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