An epidemic of mistrust

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Dec. 14, 2017) – At a first reading, most Israelis appear to share President Trump’s views about fake news. According to a poll commissioned by the respected Israel Democracy Institute, only 28% of Israelis polled trust the media. However, this view seems to be based less on personal impressions and more […]

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The religious dimension in politics

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Dec. 13, 2017) – Early on in his new book about Yossi Beilin and the failed peace process (English title: “The Left-Wing’s Sorrow”), Avi Shilon, the historian of modern Israel, makes the point that you cannot remove the religious dimension in seeking to make peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Even if […]

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Uneasy in Jerusalem

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Dec. 7, 2017) – For many years and especially after we came to live in Jerusalem, my rare moments of optimism about the Israeli-Palestinian situation were linked to the hope that the status quo would prevail. I couldn’t see any signs that pointed to an improvement of the situation but considerable […]

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Foolishness and hypocrisy

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Nov. 26, 2017) – Tzipi Hotovely is an Israeli success story. Born in 1978 to immigrants from Georgia she became a lawyer and is now a doctoral student at Tel Aviv University. She married a lawyer and is the mother of two young children. For the last eight years she has […]

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