Law enforcement and the courts must convey the clear message that sports stadia and pitches are not outside the law. Such a message will be conveyed only if significant indictments are filed and harsher penalties imposed as a rule.
The Turkel Committee wanted what is best for Israel and the IDF. Now we must demand that the government and army not engage in foot-dragging or try to sweep the report's important conclusions under the carpet, but instead implement them promptly, exactly as written.
After four years as U.S. president, Barack Obama is hastening to try to save Israel from itself; centrist parties wishing to join the coalition must now pay their dues and embark on a diplomatic rescue mission.
The 120 members of Israel's new Knesset bear a heavy responsibility: They must repair the grave damage left behind by their predecessors in the 18th Knesset, damage that threatens Israel’s continued operation as a liberal democratic state.
The prime minister and defense minister would rather play James Bond and turn Israeli media into a fighter in the “perception-shaping” army instead of explaining the action and its motives.
Israel is causing grave injustice to dozens of old, poverty-stricken communities that make a living from herding and farming.
The UN’s 'built-in bias' against Israel must not serve as yet another excuse for a policy, which at least half of all Israelis oppose.
If Yair Lapid aspires to influence the country, he must insist on receiving the ministries with the greatest influence over the lives of Israel's citizens: the justice and interior portfolios.
It is not sufficient to give the post of foreign minister to someone who is the polar opposite of former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. What is needed is a policy that will truly seek to achieve a mix that will provide peace and security.
Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer's resignation comes on the heels of news that the budget deficit stands at an astounding NIS 39 billion and the consequent demotion of deputy budget director Eyal Epstein.