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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Politics Tag

The Israeli Daily Show

12:48 12 January in Arts & Culture, Culture, Latest, Politics
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By Daniel Hoffman The controversial educational video from the Israeli Ministry of Education opens with a kindergarten teacher asking tough questions “to prepare the children for the complicated life in Israel.”  Shockingly, the tots reply straight off with traditional right-wing arguments. When the teacher wonders what...

Israel’s McCarthy?

14:33 12 November in Latest, Politics
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By Gabriel Weinstein When Avigdor Lieberman arrived in Israel from Moldova and began working as an airport porter he probably never imagined he would become Minister of Foreign Affairs and one of the world’s most reviled political figures. Since taking the post, Lieberman has staunchly advocated...

The Limits of Political Protest

17:15 11 November in Latest, Politics
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By Doni Kandel In 21st century American culture, political correctness has become a mainstay of the national discourse.  While the idea of political correctness is honorable, the practical implications of its virtue are tainted by political interests and subjectivity.   While the battle over what is...

Livni Wins Kadima Primaries

16:51 17 September in Latest, Politics
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Tzipi Livni has won the Kadima party primaries (Moment columnist Gershom Gorenberg explains how they work, or don’t work, here) with nearly 50% of the vote, according to Israeli exit polls. Livni, 50, will replace beleaguered Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as the party Chairwoman. Her next...

Rabbis for Obama

12:49 11 September in Latest, Politics
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRZLgqGcIz8] Over 300 American rabbis publicly announced their support for Barack Obama yesterday with the launch of a “Rabbis for Obama” website. The movement was founded by Rabbis Sam Gordon and Steve Bob of Illinois in response to what they call the “smear campaign against Obama” that...