Opinion Articles

Europe needs to allow Jews to practice shechita

Eight European countries have banned the practice of shechita.

Opinion Articles

Too many changes to Israel’s Basic Laws can erode democracy

Although legally permissible, these frequent changes constitute an abuse of the Knesset’s powers as a constituent authority.

Opinion Articles

The Government’s Housing Plan: Too Little, Not Socially Innovative, and Where are the Local Authority Heads?

The government’s housing plan is a tiny bandage on a bleeding market * The plan doesn’t meaningfully address Israel’s high housing prices * Not much can be done in the…

Opinion Articles

Measurement as a Policy Weapon in a New Age of Antisemitism

American Jews may now be experiencing something they have not faced in the century since the wave of nativism that swept the US after World War I: politically purposed antisemitism.…

Opinion Articles

The Threat of War Is the Only Way to Achieve Peace with Iran

Tehran no longer takes Washington seriously, so the Biden administration needs to put the prospect of military escalation back on the table if it hopes to make progress on the…

In the Media

Climate action in Israel as a bridge for Jewish peoplehood

The environment is a unifying issue and bold new joint initiatives between Israel and Diaspora Jews should be created and feature prominently on the Jewish agenda

Opinion Articles

Is Israeli-Palestinian peace a dream for the naive?

Many Israelis are convinced that Palestinians are incapable of abandoning their principle of denying Israel’s right to exist.

In the Media

Elect judges, not party loyalists

A foreigner visiting Israel might have had the impression that the candidates for the Supreme Court were running for a key political office, not for the highest-level judicial-professional position in…