Indeed, Daniella Peled has written an accurate analysis about this 2013 Israeli election ... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Smadar
    • 15.01.13 | 19:07 (IST)

    It's interesting how the Israeli demographics have changed so significantly to that of supporting only 4 years ago and the elections previous to that, a centrist party with 28 Knesset seats for Kadima, and it's expected a dismal election result outcome next Tuesday. For the immediate future, the only hope would be if the Likud-led government achieves a centrist, moderate foreign policy agenda, (which probably they have no other choicee but to do that), then this election result will be more promising. For example, I asked last week at a Friday night Shabbat dinner a veteran Palmach officer, who'll soon be arriving to spend some months in Israel with his son's family and will vote Likud, what will happen if PM Netanyahu decides to accept a withdrawal from the West Bank and retaining the main settlement blocs as other prime ministers proposed, would you accept that voting as a Likudnik? He said, " Yes, as long as there's security considerations in place." That's been some attitudinal progress since we've been going to this family's Shabbat dinners. But there's a long, long way to go for trusting reconciliation with the Palestinians, nevertheless.

    from the article: Tuning out: World media's half-hearted coverage of Israel's elections
    First published 18:09 15.01.13 | Last updated 18:09 15.01.13
Haaretz Headlines
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw a stone towards Israeli security forces

PM: Israel to augment security to contend with terror

PM tells cabinet ministers that in meeting with defense minister, transportation minister and public security minister, it was decided to augment forces and expand vehicle fortification.

Bedouins watch as flames rise after gunmen blew up a terminal of the natural gas pipeline in Sinai.
Egypt gas find could shake up Israel's energy plans

The need to preempt Iran and export gas to Egypt was the reason the government gave to push through its controversial plan for Israel's natural gas. Now, this reason may no longer exist.

08:52 31.08.15 | 1 comments
Woman in transit
Why I refused to give up my seat for a Haredi man

It was a simple request, but it hit a deep nerve.

11:34 31.08.15 | 1 comments
Yentl the matchmaker in "Fiddler on the Roof"

The dating shame: Orthodox obsession with externals

As a married woman, I get to see the other side of the dating world these days – that of the ‘matchmaker’ – and wonder what message is being sent to my generation of bright, religiously passionate women