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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How liberal democracy is losing ground in Israel

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Sept. 13, 2017) – In view of recent decisions by Israel’s Supreme Court, citizens may have a point when they ask, “Who’s really running the country, the Knesset or the Supreme Court?” Two Court decisions published earlier this week come especially to mind: the Supreme Court’s opinion that (1) the government […]

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Waiting impatiently for sanity to return

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Sept. 4, 2017) – “On one side, you have the universalists, armed with their globalism, liberalism, and concerns for human rights. On the other, you have the nationalists, wielding their exceptionalism, isolationism, and often conservative religious values.” So wrote Hanna Kozlowska on the Quartz website. It could be about the United […]

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Prime Minister for life

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Sept. 1, 2017) – One of Iran’s leaders recently predicted that Israel will cease to exist in the next 25 years. He may have had in mind that his country coming ominously close to Israel’s northern border: It’s in Syria as Islamic State is being defeated and Assad’s grip on the […]

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