Talking about 'poverty' is passe: Today, what the trendy bemoan is 'hunger.' Why? Because the media and the many and myriad associations that address these problems are locked in a battle over ratings, and if you do not inflame and howl, you will not get any screen time. 'Hunger' is much more attention-grabbing than mere 'poverty.'
In contrast to the story playing itself out in the media, Zelekha did not start his war with the accusations against Olmert a year and a half ago with the Leumi affair. He launched his battles immediately after starting the job four years ago.
The Finance Ministry hasn't been this happy in a long time: it has now managed to defeat Ran Erez, chairman of the Secondary School Teachers Association.
All three deadly accidents in the last two weeks have one thing in common: They stem from the combination of fast, dangerous driving with an underdeveloped highway system that extracts a bloody, steep price for every human error.
Sometimes, when people frighten me with the prospect of the gargantuan traffic jams that will clog downtown because of some special event, I decide to go by bus.
Judaism and Zionism are key subjects that should be taught by the best and most experienced teachers in the education systems, with no political slant to the right or left.
In a highly surprising move and on short notice, Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer called a press conference at 10 in the morning Monday.
In this battle for the future of the state and its character, we must not blink first. We must force the core curriculum on the ultra-Orthodox.