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Daily Archives: March 22, 2021

An Israeli and American flag. Credit: James Emery via Wikimedia Commons.

Increase in Americans’ desire to pressure Israel, Gallup poll reveals

Americans continue to favor Israel over the Palestinians, yet their support for the Palestinian Authority has increased to 30 percent, according to a Gallup annual World Affairs poll published on Friday. Favorability of Israel remains...
New Hope Party head Gideon Sa'ar speaks during the conference of the Israeli Television News Company in Jerusalem on March 7, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

‘I believe in our path and I’m fighting to the very end’

New Hope Party leader Gideon Sa’ar comes to Tuesday’s general election far from the position he’d hoped. He has dropped from second place in the polls at the start of the campaign, with nearly...
Yamina leader Naftali Bennett at the annual Jerusalem Conference of the 'Besheva' group in Jerusalem, on March 15, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

‘Yes, we need change. But only the public will decide on its nature.’

Naftali Bennett made a huge bet at the start of Israel’s latest election campaign: Rather than take sides in the anti- vs. pro-Netanyahu battle, he decided to adopt a posture of indifference. Bennett wholeheartedly believes...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the annual Jerusalem Conference of the 'Besheva' group in Jerusalem, on March 14, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

‘I’m going to turn Israel into a world superpower’

It used to be the norm for a right-wing prime minister on the campaign trail to visit settlements. Times have changed; A trip to Bedouin town of Tuba-Zangaria in northern Israel is now more...

Magical Thinking And The Need To Overcome Boredom

The other day, I was in a zoom meeting with my friends from the Chicago Ethical Humanist Circle.  Given that they are atheists, which I am not, their philosophical approach is how to replace...

Thoughts on Immigration  

With the wave of immigrants arriving at the border clamoring to be let in, I have been thinking a lot about immigration. As a retired English as a Second Language teacher, immigration stories have...