Israel Doesn’t Need More Political Parties, but Stability

Jan. 12 2021

Since the news broke that there would be a fourth national election in March, several new political parties have emerged in the Jewish state: for Likudniks dissatisfied with Benjamin Netanyahu, there is New Hope; for retirees, there is Vatikim (“old-timers”); for disaffected members of the centrist Yesh Atid, there is Tnufa, unless they want to join the revived Telem faction, or the Economics party. Meanwhile, the longstanding alliance between the ḥasidic and non-ḥasidic ḥaredi parties may be about to crumble. All this bodes ill for the Jewish state, write the editors of the Jerusalem Post:

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More about: Israeli Election 2021, Israeli politics

Israel-Palestinian Peace Starts with Combating Anti-Semitism

Jan. 22 2021

If there is to be a resolution to the conflict between the Jewish state and a putative Palestinian one, writes Jonathan Michanie, it won’t start with drawing lines on maps or restrictions on where Jews can build houses, but with the Palestinian Authority (PA) abandoning its official anti-Semitism. The PA can, in this regard, learn much from those Arab nations that have recently made peace with Israel:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Morocco, Palestinian Authority