How Israel Became the Vaccination Nation

Jan. 20 2021

As America struggles to deliver vaccines to its citizens, and reports abound of doses going to waste while people line up in droves to receive their shots, the Jewish state has led the world in vaccinations per capita. Yonatan Adiri, in conversation Dan Senor, points to policy decisions by Benjamin Netanyahu, Israelis’ ability to come together to face national crises, and the country’s unique healthcare system as reasons for this success. He also notes that in Israel, “everybody wants to think like a CEO”—and sometimes that’s a good thing. (Audio, 62 minutes.)

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Coronavirus, Israeli society

The Attack on the Colleyville Synagogue and the Battle of Narratives

Jan. 21 2022

In the aftermath of high-profile, violent incidents in the U.S., there is virtually always a national attempt to blame one or the other major political party. Dominic Green, considering the recent hostage-taking at a Colleyville, Texas synagogue, notes that while political discussions of this type may not matter much to the victims of any given attack, they have an invidious effect on our politics. For Jewish parents worried about whether to send their kids to school, he suggests,

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More about: American Jewry, Anti-Semitism, U.S. Politics