Principles and Personalities

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Oct. 17, 2017) – Israel’s Labour Party seems to be shedding its political Socialist roots. Its newly elected leader Avi Gabbay is a refugee from the right-wing Kulanu Party, founded and headed by Moshe Kahlon, who used to be a member of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud. At least three recent news […]

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Israel’s Best Friend

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Oct. 10, 2017) – The much heralded reconciliation between Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since Israel’s withdrawal in 2005, and Fatah, which rules the West Bank, should be good news not only for Gazans, who live under terrible conditions that may now improve, but also for those who advocate a two-state […]

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Thriving in the Diaspora

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Sept. 27, 2017) – Israelis who don’t share the concerns about the rupture between their government and United States Jewry, indeed the Diaspora in general — and, therefore, aren’t upset about Netanyahu’s ignoring the order of Israel’s Supreme Court to provide equal access to the Kotel for all streams of Judaism […]

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Israel’s Republican Prime Minister

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Sept. 25, 2017) – One of the many things that President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu seem to have in common is their disdain for, nay hatred of, Barack Obama. The president’s obsession with ObamaCare is an apt example as is the prime minister’s fixation on the Iran nuclear deal. Both […]

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