| Friday, 21 December 2012 02:53|
Sam Lehman-WilzigThere are a few ways to have significant influence on a country’s political system. One is to try and do what casino magnate Sheldon Adelson attempted in the recent U.S. presidential elections: Donate tens of millions of dollars to campaigns – first Newt Gingrich’s and then Mitt Romney’s.
| Friday, 07 December 2012 03:10|
|Sam Lehman-WilzigImagine an American election campaign for president pitting Walter Cronkite against Dan Rather, with Brian Williams running as a third party candidate. You’d probably wonder whatever happened to “objective” journalism, not to mention the standing of career politicians. But something very similar to this scenario is now playing out in Israel and it bears some analysis.|
| Friday, 23 November 2012 20:15|
If you have been following the initial stages of Israel’s election campaign and are somewhat confused, join the club. I am, and most others are, too.
It’s not as if the outcome of Jan. 22 is much in doubt. The chances are still very high that the right-wing camp comprised of several parties will prevail and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will once again form a governing coalition. But it’s a long and extremely winding road –and we’ve only just started along the path! Let’s meander from left to right.
| Friday, 09 November 2012 02:35|
|Sam Lehman-WilzigIsrael is a paradoxical country, and nothing is as paradoxical, contradictory and perplexing as the place of women in Israeli society. Not that this is a new phenomenon. Remember gender equality on the kibbutz?|
| Friday, 26 October 2012 02:52|
The U.S. presidential election is nearly here; in the Jewish community, we hear a lot about whether President Obama can reprise his 77 percent of the Jewish vote in 2008.
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