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"There Are Still Judges…"
THIS WEEK I won a dubious distinction: a groundbreaking Supreme Court judgment has been named after me.

It is an honor I would have gladly dispensed with. • More...

National Unity
MY FIRST reaction after the election was: “Oh, no! Not a National Unity Government, please! • More...

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bomb?
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The Israeli Salvation Front
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The Messiah Hasn't Come
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For whom to Vote?
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The Speech
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An Expensive Speech
WINSTON CHURCHILL famously said that democracy is the worst political system, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. • More...

Anti-What?
ANTI-SEMITISM is on the rise. All over Europe it is raising its ugly head. Jews are in danger everywhere. They must make haste and come home to Israel before it is too late.

True? Untrue?

Nonsense. • More...

The Casino Republic
WHO IS the ruler of Israel?

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, of course.

WRONG. • More...

Over Bottled
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Zionists All
MANY TIMES people ask me: "Are you a Zionist?"

My stock answer is: "Depends on what you mean by Zionism."

This is quite sincere. The term Zionism can mean many different things. Like the term... • More...

Galant's Gallant Act
THERE USED to be a joke about a sadist and a masochist. • More...

Waving in the first Row
THE THREE Islamic terrorists could have been very proud of themselves, if they had lived to see it. • More...

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... • More...

The Rock of our Existence
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My Glorious Brothers
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Splendid Isolation
ALMOST A thousand Israeli personalities have already signed an appeal to European parliaments for their governments to recognize the State of Palestine. • More...

Can the Duke become King?
ON MONDAY, the 19th Knesset voted to dissolve itself, less than two years after its election. For many of its members it was a sad day, a kind of political hara-kiri. They have no chance of... • 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. • More...

The Son of my Eyes
THE PRESIDENT of Israel was aghast.

Ruvi Rivlin, who was recently elected to the high but largely ceremonial post, is far from being a leftist. On the contrary, this scion of a family that has... • More...

The Unholy City
IN ITS long and checkered history, Jerusalem has been occupied by dozens of conquerors. • More...

Wine, Blood and Gasoline
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Is ISIS Coming?
IF ISIS had approached the borders of Israel this week, nobody in the country would have noticed. Israel was riveted to a court-room drama. • More...

Chickenshit
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Muhammad, Where Are You?
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Decent Respect
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Crusaders and Zionists
LATELY, THE words "Crusaders" and "Zionists" have been appearing more and more often as twins. In a documentary about ISIS I just saw, they appeared together in almost every sentence uttered by... • More...

Two Speeches
IF I could choose between the two rhetorical gladiators, I would rather have Mahmoud Abbas representing Israel and Netanyahu representing the other side. • More...

Ah, If I Were 25
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