Israel’s Haredim Are Abandoning Transactional Politics, and Identifying More Deeply with the State

June 25 2021

Israel’s new governing coalition is the first since 2013 not to include the ḥaredi parties—the leaders of which have been hurling invective at it since it was sworn in. In general, these parties have always tried to find their way into the government regardless of which party dominates, hoping to trade their valuable Knesset votes for support on issues of particular importance to their constituents. Haviv Rettig Gur explains:

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The UK’s Ban on Hamas Is a Belated Step in the Right Direction

Nov. 29 2021

Twenty years after Britain outlawed Hamas’s military wing, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has decided to proscribe the entire organization. Stephen Daisley applauds this decision, but observes that London does not yet seem to recognize the dangers of what Hamas represents:

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More about: Hamas, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian terror, United Kingdom