A small number of violent settlers do not justify a special sanctions regime which could be expanded to pressure Israel into agreeing to a presently existentially threatening Palestinian state.
The Newbie Editor
Defenders of the news business do themselves no favors when they defend its value solely based on 5-10% of what we do on a good day.
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The Newbie Editor
One of the first things you learn on the editing job, pretty much on the first day, is that there’s never enough time and room for everything. Or even close.
Registration for educational settings for ages birth to three is just around the corner and many parents are asking themselves when is the right time to enroll their baby. So how do you choose the right framework for a child? All the details below.
Supreme Court, Democracy, Opinion
By placing itself above the Basic Laws of the Knesset, the Israeli Supreme Court has become an all-powerful authority, in sole possession of the “source code” determining how the country runs.
"I Sobered Up"
The ultra-Orthodox jurist, media personality Dov Halbertal, admits in a short conversation that after October 7th he sobered up: "I was one of the leaders of the concept to give Hamas everything so that Gaza would become Singapore."
Israel, Democracy, Supreme Court, Opinion
If the leaked opinion on the reasonableness standard holds true, the people of Israel will no longer have the power to do anything judges don't like, law or no law.
Settler Violence, Opinion
Contrary to a well-orchestrated campaign, what little violence is being committed by a fringe of settlers is either down or about the same. Terrorism, meanwhile, is on the rise everywhere.
The Newbie Editor
October 8. My first day on the job. Expected things to be slow and boring. What I got instead was worse than I could have ever imagined.
National Unity, President Herzog
President Herzog gave a speech calling for national unity, stressing how divisions endanger Israelis in the face of a shared enemy. But such unity cannot last - another approach is needed.
"A Healthier Understanding"
Menahem Ami Kalmanson, who went out to fight with his late brother Elhanan and nephew Itiel on Simchat Torah in Be'eri, gives a different perspective on the soldiers' deaths in Gaza. According to him, we have gone from a sick view in which the citizen is at the front and the soldier is protected to a healthier opposite understanding.
The news these days are difficult and challenging. Many people are debating how to celebrate their happy events. The Yarchi family, whose son celebrated a Bar Mitzvah, found a unique way to express the joy.
Blame is Solely on Hamas
We must not burden the fighters with even a tiny particle of guilt. The blame is solely on the brutal kidnappers from Hamas and all their supporters.
'Brothers in Arms'
These days, the same citizens who were in the demonstrations of both sides enter the same tank, the same squad of fighters, and fight for weeks when every moment they are shoulder to shoulder, and their lives depend on each other.
Israel and Yemen
The restraint in the face of the attacks from Yemen may harm Israel economically as well - and the announcement by the "ZIM" company should be a red flag to Mr. Economy Benjamin Netanyahu. Damage to the Houthi army may also strengthen the alliance with the Saudis, which is significant.
Biden - The Gift That Keeps On Giving To Sinwar
Biden tries again and again to please the democratic current in the US and to strive for the establishment of a Palestinian state. If Israel even thinks of going in this direction, it is a spit in the face of the murdered, the hostages, and the soldiers who give their lives for us.
"Woe to Us if Not"
As ordinary citizens we did not decide whether and how the ceasefire would be conducted. What is left for us these days is to pray and train the muscle of vigilance. It is better not to sit too much in front of the screens now and cuddle with the pictures of the release of the abductees.
The Mixed Feelings
We have seen so many horror videos, and now - we can see some happy videos. Because even good dreams come true, not just fears and anxieties.
Not at Any Cost
If the families of the abductees had known that the Shalit deal would lead twelve years later to the Seventh of October, they would certainly have opposed it completely, and rightly so. The state is responsible for returning all the abductees, down to the last one, but not at any cost.