The lesson that the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski taught me about the Holocaust
President of Shenkar and former education minister responds to Haaretz editorial calling for her resignation after she 'censored' a student's nude paining of Ayelet Shaked.
Perhaps the end of the war didn’t mark a new and peaceful era, only an intermission that wasn’t used to address the right causes.
Avigdor Lieberman's plan appears straightforward: territory for Palestine in exchange for territory for Israel. But it would delegitimize Israel as a democratic state and turn its Arabs into little more than a bargaining chip.
Unlike the American document of great vision and farsightedness, the Israeli bill is petty and political, and serves the interests of the moment.
Criticism of Israel and especially the IDF are treated as expressions of anti-Zionism, when in fact they are the ultimate expressions of responsibility and belonging.
With Washington paralyzed by partisan bickering, an American think tank has issued a report endorsing a system of government that looks suspiciously like Israel’s.
Former president, who thought he could evade the public eye, will be forced to say his piece.
One-third of the students are under the poverty line. They need additional support − personal, educational and nutritional.
The state has the money to finance parents' school fees, but it choses to direct it not to educational goals, but rather to making things better for the upper deciles.
If the proposed legislation "Distributing the State's Shares of Bank Leumi to the Public, 2005" is approved by the Knesset Finance Committee tomorrow, the citizens of Israel will find themselves naked and exposed to an intrusive and unbridled government.
Next time Netanyahu stands before the blackboard with a felt pen in his hand, and with great confidence draws the future, it would be a very good idea to have a small child (or a courageous economist) around to cry out that even if the king is not entirely naked, his handling of the facts requires watching every word that comes out of his mouth like a hawk.
In light the facts, the Prime Minister's Office's festive declaration that the extra funds given the Education Ministry to implement the Dovrat report will not be cut is absurd and cynical.
The debate on the national budget should, therefore, have been an ideological debate - a debate on national priorities, and not on one specific item or another in the budget.
If, for the sake of government solidarity, the Labor Party ignores the violation of workers' rights, Netanyahu will be even happier. He has nothing to lose. This is Bibi's time. When we awaken, we will only be able to feel sorry.
While thousands of public school teachers worried about layoffs and cutbacks are protesting, teachers in ultra-Orthodox schools are unruffled. Their jobs are secure, and their terms of employment won't suffer.
Only when funds are allocated toward helping needy children will the words "for the future of our children" be transformed from a class policy serving the middle class to a social policy serving all of Israel's children.
The fact that the Republicans succeeded in appropriating the terms "family values" and have become the knights of "morality" is their most significant victory, says Prof. George Lakoff, a Berkeley linguist.
Israel invests in its students far less than any other Western country. The result is the continuous erosion of the ability of the students to compete, the breakdown of research, a steadily increasing brain drain and the continuing weakening of the higher education system.