When the government believes its own slogans the country’s in trouble
Too many of our future ministers will likely be unwilling to test their assumptions or leave room for doubt – that’s a recipe for disaster
New Subjects in the Field
A narrow government with Ben Gvir and Smotrich threatens US-Israel ties
Shared values are a cornerstone of the relationship – appointing senior ministers that incite against Arabs would be a gift to anti-Israel progressives.
Rosh Hashanah or January 1st?
When does the year start for Israelis – the first of January or the first of Tishrei? Most of us conduct our daily lives according to the Gregorian (non-Hebrew) calendar and are not aware of the Hebrew date on any given day.
Listen: An interview with Dr. Shlomo Fischer on the Ben-Gvir phenomenon
Sociology expert Dr. Shlomo Fischer, a senior fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, expands on extremism in Israeli politics.
Annual assessment for 2022 – main recommendations
The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) Releases 2022 Annual Assessment of the Situation and Dynamics of the Jewish People, Indicators of Jewish Safety and Well-being in Decline.
Herzl and the First Zionist Congress: Then and now
We need a new Herzl and a new Zionist Congress, not for the purpose of establishing a state or defining identity, but to breathe the spirit of solidarity and Jewish brotherhood into an era of strife
Israel’s Coalition Didn’t Fail. It Set a New Bar
Whatever happens, a once unthinkable coalition created just over 365 days ago opened the gate to a new and thrilling possibility of cooperation. A dam has broken.
Israel’s Elections Reawaken U.S. Jews’ Trauma
While many Israelis dismissed ‘government for change’ as nothing more than a marketing stunt, most U.S. Jews welcomed what they considered a major change.
Should Moral Considerations be Brought to Bear in Foreign and Security Policy? Attitudes of Israeli Jews
Main findings of the Report A large majority of Israeli Jews feel that Israel is a moral country and that the IDF is a moral army. A large majority believes that in foreign and defense policy, interests and moral considerations must be balanced. However, the more prevalent tendency is for a balance that prioritizes interests over morality. There is a…