What chances Trump’s ‘ultimate deal’?

What chances Trump’s ‘ultimate deal’?

Trump is no realist – Paul R. Pillar – LobeLog 28.05.17 Trump said in his speech in Riyadh that his administration is adopting ‘Principled Realism’. It’s not clear yet whether his foreign policy has enough coherence to merit the label of any ‘ism’, with or without...
Shavuot 2017

Shavuot 2017

Shavuot was originally a harvest festival but now also commemorates the giving of the Law (the Torah). It falls on 6 (and usually 7) Sivan, 50 days after the second day of Passover, and starts this year on the evening of 30 May. Precious vintage photos of First Fruits...
Long term concerns about Israel’s economy

Long term concerns about Israel’s economy

Derelict economy could sink ‘Titanic’ Israel, experts warn – Raoul Wootliff – The Times of Israel 28.05.17 New research paints worrying picture of decades of neglected national priorities leaving the country without the resources to face existential threats. Related:...
Religious Zionism growing darker?

Religious Zionism growing darker?

Religious Zionism (Tziyonut Datit; or Dati Leumi ‘National Religious’; or Kippah seruga, literally ‘knitted skullcap’) is an ideology that combines Zionism and Orthodox Judaism. The Israeli lawmaker heralding genocide against Palestinians – Daniel Blatman – Haaretz...