Israel’s political establishment has been leading us straight towards the iceberg for decades. Now the coronavirus pandemic actually creates opportunity for profound change
Much of the population is receiving neither the tools nor conditions to work in a globally competitive economy
If the Haredim do not receive a first world education immediately, who will carry this country on their shoulders when the Haredim grow up?
A staggering 81 percent of graduates from 10 academic institutions failed the most recent Israeli bar exam. Greater transparency will force these institutions to up their game
As a new school year begins, an expert examines the system’s root problems and their socioeconomic implications for the state
Israeli children have 34 more school days on average than kids in other developed countries. There is a way to reduce that and give all Israelis a two-day weekend in line with the West
The Haredim and settlers need to understand: Not only will most American Jews abandon them, so will young educated Israelis - secular and religious
Outdated tags such as Left and Right increase divisive clustering instead of encouraging unobstructed and practical perspectives
Today’s challenge is to look ahead and adjust the Zionist Dream to the 21st century. Part 2 of a three-part series.
Israelis are proud of their improvisational abilities, but that’s no way to run an entire country. Patchwork policies are no substitute for a vision that specifies where we want to go and a strategy detailing how to get there (Part I of III)
Whether the younger generation stays or leaves will determine Israel's fate
Anyone who thinks Israel and the developed world are converging regarding health care should think again. The time has come for a different allocation of the limited national budget
Israel ranks last in the OECD in terms of students' inability to plan ahead or understand the consequences of their decisions.
The demographic and national-defense paradigms that still frame much of the Israeli debate are archaic: They ignore that even without the millions of poorly skilled and educated Palestinians, Israel is on an unsustainable socioeconomic trajectory.
Leaving Israel on daylight saving time for the entire year would resolve the weekend issue immediately.
The lower housing prices we were promised won’t come from ignoring basic economics.
At least half of Israel’s children already today - Arab Israelis and ultra-Orthodox Jews - receive an education at a level that is below that in many Third World countries.
The time has come to redirect the NIS 7 billion that is currently being spent on child benefits.
A Third World economy like the kind Israel is heading toward cannot support a First World army. That's why we need an alternative to Plesner's proposals on drafting the ultra-Orthodox.
In the realm of security and economics, this decade of illusions was too close for comfort to the 1930s.
When the gauge is the number of Nobel science laureates per capita this decade, Israel is in a league of its own: The number of Israeli science laureates per million citizens is three times greater than in the countries that follow Israel in the rankings.
When the majority in Israel will not be able to independently finance its own existence, who will then be able to change the laws in order to reduce the necessary assistance - support that will be shouldered by an ever declining portion of the population?
While the country is obliged to provide financial support to those who serve it, it must completely stop all financial support to the free-riders.
The current coalition negotiations again raise the tragic truth of modern Israel: For quite a while, it has not been possible to govern in the Holy Land.
Over the years, Israeli society "progressed," and what we progressively forgot, the OECD is teaching us anew - the hard way.
Until now, the government had preferred to turn a blind eye toward the unsanctioned curricula. From now on, they are official and will continue to be funded by our tax money.
The story of higher education in Israel is a story about one of the jewels in the crown of the Zionist movement.