Poor planning and a lack of investment by the government are the responsible for the grim situation that the city of Lod finds itself in.
Everybody loses when low-density planning prevails.
If the last elections heralded, although did not provide, a social agenda and an understanding that we have to evacuate the territories, then in the coming elections we will again see the world through the barrel of a cannon.
The major advantage Olmert has over the generals who preceded him is his understanding that sometimes it is worth sacrificing a pawn to win the game.
Netanyahu is indeed not worthy of being prime minister. And as such, he is not worthy of being head of the opposition.
The Greens reject one idea after the other while forgetting that Jerusalem is mortally ill.
Will the Mann Auditorium be the next victim of Tel Aviv's culture of impermanence? Or can it regain what it has been denied?
The cease-fire agreement that is of interest to Israel has three partners - Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and the United States - as part of the road map. Has Israel met the conditions of the agreement? Is Sharon able to (or, really, does he want to) enforce the cease-fire on his army?
The Israeli political system has nurtured the notion of "national unity government" in such a way as to turn it into an original Israeli product, of a type not commonly found in Western democracies. Here the opinion has taken root that in times of crisis we must unite under such a government.
Let the genuine leftists make no mistake about Mitzna. "Unilateral separation" without evacuation of all the settlements is an illusion. Leaving "blocs of settlement" and our army in the occupied territories is not a solution, as the events in Hebron proved just recently.