The X Factor of Israeli Politics

The thinking liberal public must understand that there is a very large group of people who do not necessary carry out the religious commandments and are exposed to Internet culture, yet still feel close to religion.

I remember as a little boy, in elementary school, walking with my father one Saturday morning to Zichron Yosef – the “Kurds’ neighborhood” in Jerusalem. My father was not an ordinary person, certainly not in the Jerusalem of those days. He was Moshe Baram, head of the Histadrut labor federation in Jerusalem, and, some people said, the “strongest man in the...