While this turn of events is bad, there was something refreshing watching Liberman stand up for a principled cause, in this case the haredi draft bill.
The theme is “Celebrating 40 years of creating a better tomorrow.” The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
If the Palestinians refuse to come to the table, the parameters laid down by Trump would serve as a new starting point for any future administration looking to advance a peace deal.
This is about the identity of a nation, as well as the kind of people Jews want to be today when the State of Israel serve as home to the world’s largest Jewish community.
A country is not measured by a single leader, no matter how powerful he or she might be.
The police recommendations might have chiseled a small crack in Mr. Teflon’s armor, but it is still far from shattering.
The overall situation is not black and white – it is a complicated and delicate attempt to balance policy and values.
Anyone who claims that this country promotes apartheid needs to simply spend a day in a hospital and any of its wards.
Israel should not set its settlement policy based on a terrorist attack and the tragic outcome. It should decide what it wants based on what is in the country’s best interest.
The new year 5778 can be the year of change. It can be a year of decisions.