The People’s Directive – An Alternative To The Anti-Democratic Judicial Overhaul Program
Isaac Herzog, Israel’s President, announced an alternative to the current government’s anti-democratic judicial overhaul program, called the People’s Directive. This is the culmination of weeks of discussions between the President and various stakeholders in Israeli society in response to the current government’s judicial overhaul program that is almost certainly going to cripple the Israeli judiciary…
How to respond to batsh*t crazy political environments
I have been struggling with how to respond to/handle/cope with the current batsh*t crazy political environment in Israel. Particularly the so-called “Judicial Reform” legislation that our current government is pushing forward at a rapid pace. I asked ChatGPT how it suggests a Stoic would respond to this. It seemed to offer pretty sensible advice.
A real Democracy has checks and balances
Democracy has been on my mind a lot lately with the current Israeli government’s moves to “reform” our Judiciary, and essentially cripple it in the process. The consequences of this for our democracy will be devastating.
Yariv Levin makes the case against Judicial Reform in Israel
This headline in Times of Israel today basically reinforces those concerns, and makes a good case against this Judicial Reform legislation. If Justice Minister Yariv Levin’s attitude is anything to go by, concerns about Tyranny of the Majority will be well-founded.
Afternoon walk through the Ben Shemen Forest
My wife, daughter and I went for a very casual walk through the nearby Ben Shemen Forest. Our daughter has taken an interest in photography, so she took my Nikon D5100 DSLR with to start feeding her new passion. I captured a few moments of my own on my phone, as usual. It was a…
Our daughter asked me why people hate Jews?
Our 10 year old daughter asked me two nights ago why people hate Jews? I’ve thought about this a lot. The explanations that I’ve come up with are: 1. Perhaps we Jews are just fundamentally evil? 2. People misunderstand, and fear Jews. I’m clearly biased, being a Jewish Israeli. I don’t believe that we are…
Receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
As you may have seen in the media, Israel has been vaccinating citizens with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Because I’m diabetic, and over 40, I qualify for earlier access to the vaccine. I was finally able to make my appointments for the two doses. Photo by CDC on Unsplash
Israeli politics in a nutshell
This exchange basically represents Israeli politics for me. 😂 Source: Times of Israel