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The roots of Israel’ economic miracle

The transition from near-bankruptcy to one of the world’s brightest economies stemmed from a combination of political courage and Jewish heritage   It was probably the...
Premierminister Benjamin Netanyahu an der Grenze des Gazastreifens. Foto Haim Zach / GPO

Netanyahu’s Quandary

Spare a moment to reflect on the hardship of being Binyamin Netanyahu this week. Actually, don’t. He’s a very powerful man and deserves none...
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Thinking about Uri Avnery

Uri Avneri brought honor to Israel. Only a robust democracy can tolerate such a strident critic during war, and Avneri was a very strident...
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Arafat’s sabotage of Palestinian economic autonomy

The vision was brave. A billion dollars, already pledged by the US, the European Union, the World Bank, and others, would be used to...
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„I am an Israeli settler“

There is a story of seven blind men who were asked to describe an elephant. One was placed by the trunk, another by a...

Women dominate Israel’s judicial debate

Israeli women may be slightly behind Europe’s in terms of parliamentary presence – slightly less than a quarter of the Knesset as opposed to...

Sharansky: Europe must demand refugees‘ acceptance of its values

Natan Sharansky has come a long way since the gray winter day in 1986 at Berlin’s Glienicker Brücke where a spy-swap deal landed him...

Why Syria is at war

“Death a thousand times to the Muslim Brotherhood,” said Syrian president Hafez Assad in 1982 as the veteran Islamist movement inspired a rebellion against...
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Lost and found: The Israeli consensus

The Israeli consensus has been eulogized for the past 50 years. Comment by By Amotz Asa-El Overwhelmed in June 1967 by the sudden transition from prewar anxiety...
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Love at first sight: A Chinese Christian’s journey to Israel

I am a fifth-generation Christian from China. My family immigrated to the US when I was 17. My relationship with Israel is a surprise....

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