The present Israeli government coalition consists of 67 (out of 120) members of the Knesset. Each member wants to be elected again (and again and again). In order to be reelected, he or she must attract the attention of the public. The simplest way is to propose a new law. A bill so outrageous, that the media cannot possibly ignore it.
David Cameron rigged the 7 May 2015 election and planned to gerrymander the constituency boundaries in 2016 on the basis of a vastly reduced British electorate - the great majority of the voters who were removed from the rolls were non-Conservative voters.
Perhaps the most sadly significant sign among the daily deceits currently stinking up the White House, is the redefinition of "presidential."
So far, this year seems to have inverted the trend observed in 2016
Prime Minister May's endlessly repeated mantra "Brexit means Brexit" (Britain leaving the European Union) takes on a whole new meaning: she is prepared to trigger the UK departing the planet.
I remember the first few Independence Days, just after the foundation of the State of Israel. There was spontaneous jubilation, we were all out in the streets, the celebration was real. This year's Independence Day was not a happy affair
A poem by Simon Cockle
When I was 10 years old, my family fled from Nazi Germany. We were fearful that the Gestapo was after us. Then our train crossed the bridge that separated Germany from France, and we heaved a deep sigh of relief.
A poem by Dr Faysal Mikdadi