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.
The only problem with the arrest of Boaz Yona is that the warrant was issued a week after the bird had flown. Yona is now somewhere in a country that doesn't have an extradition agreement with Israel, padded with the tens of millions he had stolen and transferred there in advance.
In recent years, the Economic Arrangements Law - the supplementary legislation to the budget - has become a red rag in the face of cabinet ministers, Knesset members, lobbyists and interested parties.
Sometimes it happens that a person who tries to be a big populist becomes the biggest villain of all. This is exactly what has happened to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in the affair of the Holocaust survivors.