Dirty Hands

Nov. 14 2013

While Hannah Szenes’ resistance mission to rescue Hungarian Jews failed, Rudolf Kastner saved thousands by negotiating with the Nazis. Their stories remain intertwined, and so do their reputations.

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More about: Hannah Szenes, Holocaust, Hungary, Israel, Rudolf Kastner

Political Paralysis Could Leave Israel at the Mercy of Economic Crisis

July 15 2020

With unemployment skyrocketing and the government contemplating renewed lockdowns in the face of a second wave of the coronavirus, Israeli Treasury officials have been working to craft a fiscal plan to pave the way to economic recovery. But the budget has been stalled by the rivalry between the current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his primary coalition partner Benny Gantz, who is scheduled to replace him in November 2021. Haviv Rettig Gur explains the impasse, and why it matters:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Coronavirus, Israeli economy, Israeli politics