Beginning at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow, July 16, Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter will deliver his annual all-day live webcast on the themes of Tisha b’Av. Source sheets are available on the website and can be downloaded.
Is There a Way Out of Israel’s Political Deadlock?
On Tuesday, leaders of the Jewish state’s largest political parties, Blue and White and Likud, met to negotiate the terms of a coalition agreement—and failed to come to an agreement. If none of the parties in the Knesset succeeds in forming a governing coalition, there will be a third election, with no guarantee that it will be more conclusive than those that preceded it. Identifying six moves by key politicians that have created the deadlock, Shmuel Rosner speculates as to whether they can be circumvented or undone:
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