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Half of Shas

The Shas party has split into two. Opinion polls show that both parts are hovering around the 3.12% threshold which is now necessary for entering the Knesset, after the minimum was raised by the last Knesset... [read more]

The Blockbusters

Uri Avnery shows how the differences that exist between the different cultural blocs in Israeli society are a barrier to peace ... [read more]

The Great Rift

The tragedy of present-day Israel is not that there are so many divisions, but that they all converge in one large rift.... [read more]

A Terrible Thought

Suddenly, A terrible thought struck me. What if Avi Gabbay really believes what he is saying?... [read more]

Civil War

Something strange happens to retired chiefs of the Israeli internal Security Service, Shin Bet.... [read more]

The Israeli Trumpess

What will Donald Trump do if he loses the elections in a week and a half from now, as most polls indicate?... [read more]

Seashore Thoughts

Looking out at the sea, I thought about the three great dangers I perceive... [read more]

The Shot Heard All Over the Country

Now the army, the last bulwark of national unity, is being torn apart... [read more]

The Israeli Salvation Front

The 2015 election was a giant step towards the self-destruction of Israel. An Israel Salvation Front is needed now.... [read more]

The Messiah Hasn't Come

As the American saying goes: "Today is the first day of the rest of your life."... [read more]

The Plebiscite

Israelis are fed up with Binyamin Netanyahu. They are fed up with the government. They are fed up with all political parties. They are fed up with themselves. They are fed up... [read more]

Ah, If I Were 25

Recently, Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit has written an article in which he equally condemns “extreme rightists” and “extreme leftists”, those who advocate war and those who advocate peace... [read more]