Each of us gets to decide whether to follow the rules or change them. In Hebrew we call this 'combina,' a slang word referring to the bypassing of rules or commitments.
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What kind of example were the military appeals court judges setting for Israel's soldiers and civilians when they annulled Moshe Tamir's sentence last week, and restored him to the rank of brigadier general?
So it is precisely now, when condemnation of homophobia is the order of the day, that we must demand that the prime minister make it clear that, from now on, no minister will be allowed to curse and malign members of the LGBT community.
The venomous disregard for the truth makes Spanish criticism of Israel banal and misses important issues. This simplistic anti-Israel narrative represents not a noble struggle for human rights, but rather a contamination of both journalism and the great democracy that the newspaper serves.
Britain's Channel 4 invited Ahmadinejad to speak not because it wants to offer viewers 'a different perspective,' but because it believes this different perspective is a ridiculous joke, and not something that can ever be implemented with, say, nuclear arms.
It is not enough that Olmert is personally gay-friendly, it is high time for him to come out as publicly gay-friendly as well.
This actually indicates how normal Israel has become: We too have our own European-like extreme right-wing party. But if Israel loses its claim for moral superiority, it loses its claim to protest when extremists gain victory in other countries.
The Orthodox monopoly in Israel competes with itself in raising the bar of ignorance and extremism, as exemplified through homophobia, among religious circles.
Apparently both Jerusalem Open House and Shas seem to think the Lebanon war should set aside ongoing issues, including confrontations about gay legitimacy.
Israel should seize the opportunity of the German EU presidency, as it is in its best interests that the European role be led by Germany, the union's most populated country and its economic locomotive.