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Israel’s Elections: May Three Be the Charm

Weary and divided, frustrated and disappointed, the Israeli people went back to the polls yesterday for the third time in under a year. As a reminder, the elections for the 23rd Knesset (Israel’s parliament) were called under unprecedented circumstances: the two previous Knessets, elected on April 9th and again on September 17th, failed to form … Continued

Rabbi Menachem Fruman and the Israeli Elections

Zelda, one of Israel’s great poets wrote “Every person has a name that his enemies gave him and his love gave him… Every person has a name that the sea gave him, and that his death gave him.” (from a longer poem “Every Man has a Name”) Sometimes, it’s enough to participate in a man’s … Continued

Israeli Elections Bring a New Knesset

Just over three weeks ago, the State of Israel voted for its 19th Knesset, or parliament. The agenda put forth by most political parties focused on social policies rather than the peace process or geo-political issues, and the makeup of the 19th Knesset reflects the changes in Israel’s demographics and social trends. We see now … Continued