Category: Politics and government

  • The Israeli national anthem was played in Abu Dhabi for the first time ever, at the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam. Israel’s Sagi Muki won the gold medal. A glimmer of joy amidst today's gloom, as Israel's national anthem, Hatikvah, plays in Abu Dhabi for the first time ever after Israel's Sagi Muki wins gold […]

  • Thank you for the thread. You offer a valuable perspective on what it feels like to be a Jew in the UK. You shouldn’t be victimised for being a Jew, certainly not because of a distorted view of what our government is doing to keep us safe, here in Israel. Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut 25 °C few cloudsAlso […]

  • An alternative to Israel’s expensive Microsoft licensing dilemma

    Interesting article on OnMSFT: Israel, scared off by Microsoft subscription deals, won’t renew Office licensing agreements: Under the current deal with Microsoft, Israel pays about $27 million a year for Office on the desktop, Windows, and server software being used across the government. The ministry issued a bold statement, saying “This will also encourage government […]

  • Israel is a complicated place. The perennial question is how to achieve peace with our neighbours? That question begs another question: what Palestinians ultimately want from Israel?

  • Whether to celebrate Israeli independence?

    A debate flared up about whether to wholeheartedly celebrate Israeli independence. The debate highlights different politics and, at the same time, a shared passion for Israel.

  • Are we forgetting our Holocaust survivors?

    Just as we should never forget the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, we must remember the Holocaust survivors who live among us, often neglected and in need of our support.

  • “The removal of Nene was ‘not breaking the economy’”

    I think President Zuma pretty much hit the nail on the head when he said that his removal of Nene wasn’t the cause of South Africa’s flirtation with economic disaster in December 2015, at least in more general terms.

  • Explaining terrorism to children

    The New York Times has a video feature about how a French children’s newspaper responded to kids’ questions about the recent Paris attacks by explaining terrorism to children. You should watch this if you are a parent.