What are we asking for after all: a candidate whose work environment has no need for a multi-lever machine in order to disseminate the truth.
Yossi Sarid is a commentator and columnist for Haaretz newspaper, and lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. He is the author of six books.
During his 32-year tenure as a Knesset member, Sarid served as Education Minister, Environment Minister and leader of the Opposition as well as a member of various parliamentary committees. Sarid was also the head of the Meretz party from 1996 to 2003.
Sarid was born in 1940 in Rehovot, pre-state Palestine. He is married to Dorit; they have three children and five grandchildren.
Only in Israel do the newspapers force themselves to maintain false and artificial objectivity, which is nothing more than a way to avoid fulfilling an obligation.
Avi Dichter is a man after my own heart. My heart goes out to those who battle against all odds, and those who reject the consensus. In his own party the gossips are talking behind his back:
Menachem Begin had a talent for upsetting the bucket that he himself had labored to fill. The mouth that spoke peace was the mouth that entangled us in war.
Our teachers and scientists are neither soldiers nor contract workers, they cry out when they see a dark cloud hiding the sun.
Yara is no longer a girl. Do the math. This week she went to Milan on business, and history repeated itself. But a moment before she entered the cubicle for the body check, she stopped and asked for her passport back.
Now that the primaries are over, there's no need to waste time and energy searching for terrorists on the hilltops. They can be found as elected members of the Likud Central Committee.
Everything has to be rethought, dear parents, and it's a good thing we have an education minister who is ensuring reeducation, and a good thing he is drawing conclusions from the results of the Likud primary and announcing the expansion of the Hebron tours to encompass all schools.
The current Knesset is more nationalist, so it's worse than any of its predecessors. It will be remembered for its religious twilight and for blurring its democratic senses.
We'll have to be careful of Obama, who is gritting his teeth to hold back his grudge, and we'll have to be careful of Romney, who won't soon forget the bloodbath prepared for him by Newt and Bibi's friends.