How Economic Liberty Can Gain Political Momentum in Israel

While the Jewish state has a reputation abroad as a conservative country—its voters have kept the Likud party in power since 2009, and there hasn’t been a Labor prime minister since 2001—an actual conservative movement in the country is still little more than nascent. In particular, there is scant ideological support for the free-market policies that have facilitated the country’s economic successes. Roger Hertog explains why this should change, and how it might:

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More about: Conservatism, Free market, Israeli economy, Israeli politics, William F. Buckley

 

Better to Undermine Iran’s Nuclear Program Than to Conclude Another Bad Deal

July 14 2020

Last Friday, yet another mysterious explosion rocked a military site in the Islamic Republic, in what seems to be a coordinated attempt to sabotage Iranian nuclear ambitions—although there remains a possibility that these incidents could be accidental, and related only by coincidence. For their part, the ayatollahs have blamed Israel, and not unreasonably. Eli Lake comments on what this all means for the future of American attempts to limit the Iranian nuclear program:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Israeli Security, U.S. Foreign policy