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Democracy as a tram

On a tram, you can get off when you wish, but what if there are no brakes...?. Meet the German Calip;hate. Opinion.

Democracy as a tram

Expert on Russia:

Russia will not be a democracy for at least a generation

Prof. Mark Galeotti, British expert on Russia, said that even though Putin’s could be ousted, the country is not going to become a democracy in the coming generation.

Russia will not be a democracy for at least a generation

The Israeli lesson for Western democracies

All democracies must reorganize their defense establishments to adopt a new war footing, just as Israel has been forced to do. Op-ed.

The Israeli lesson for Western democracies

The Left's CIA-supported inversion of democracy

What's happened with the rise of the web censorship industry is a total inversion of the idea of democracy itself, backed covertly by the US State Department. It can happen here. Op-ed.

The Left's CIA-supported inversion of democracy

The Jerusalem Address

In this just and necessary war against barbaric evil, and in tribute to our fallen soldiers, it is worthwhile to adopt the words a great US president used to describe the goals of the conflict he led on the path to victory.

The Jerusalem Address

The 75th anniversary of Israel's first elections

From the river to the sea lies the Middle East's only democracy, Israel. Blinken is wasting his time with Mahmoud Abbas. Op-ed.

The 75th anniversary of Israel's first elections

"Be it resolved in 2024..."

This is not the America I grew up in, nor what I wish for future generations of our American citizenry to endure. Let us return to the real America Op-ed.

"Be it resolved in 2024..."

Politicians in Robes

The justices are essentially politicians in robes, unelected, claiming to be preserving democracy while evidently mocking it. Op-ed.

Politicians in Robes

Something very wrong from the top on down

If heads of universities cannot answer a simple, moral and ethical question about attempted genocide then we have muchl to worry about.Op-ed

Something very wrong from the top on down

The dark side of Israel’s ‘democracy’ debate is out in the open

The disruption of a public Orthodox prayer service in Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur cannot be excused. Op-ed.

The dark side of Israel’s ‘democracy’ debate is  out in the open

Liars and Frauds (or ignorant and misled)

Don’t let them claim democracy, it is ours, take it back. Op-ed.

Liars and Frauds (or ignorant and misled)

The sickening hatred of Jews...by Jews

The Daf Yomi Siyum at MetLife stadium in New Jersey had over 90,000 people, with separate seating..America is a democracy. Is Israel? Op-ed.

The sickening hatred of Jews...by Jews

A prayer for 5784

It is post-Zionism—not Zionism—that guarantees tyranny. There is no contradiction between Jewish and democratic.Op-ed.

A prayer for 5784

Israel's Deep State

At the top of the pyramid sit the Attorney General and the High Court, now openly stating their vested interests.  Op-ed.

Israel's Deep State

Will Israeli democracy survive the court?

An unelected group of ethically challenged, self-selected men and women may rule that Netanyahu must be removed from office. Op-ed.

Will Israeli democracy survive the court?

US and Israel: Both facing democracy and government challenges

As for the US, as Jabotinsky said: Who are we, to make excuses to them; who are they to interrogate us? Op-ed.

US and Israel: Both facing democracy and government challenges

Ehud Barak’s poisonous pyromania

Ehud Barak's warmongering is the true threat to Israeli democracy. Op-ed.

Ehud Barak’s poisonous pyromania

The sun rose today

Life goes on as protesters continue to think they have to destroy democracy and become permanent rulers in order to save democracy. Op-ed.

The sun rose today

Regulating ministerial legal advisors: the end of democracy?

The absolute powers of government legal advisors are not enshrined in law, but were introduced by former Chief Justice Aharon Barak.Op-ed.

Regulating ministerial legal advisors: the end of democracy?

Into the fray:

D-Y-S-T-O-P-I-A!!

The opponents of the proposed judicial reform are not defending liberal democracy, but promoting Orwellian dystopia. Op-ed.

D-Y-S-T-O-P-I-A!!

Suicide-by-Democracy

You allow people to run for government who have declared their desire to kill you because as a country, you have no right to exist. Op-ed.

Suicide-by-Democracy

Is Reza Pahlavi Iran's new Cyrus?

Israel was the only country that stood firmly with the people of Iran during the recent uprising. Can Pahlavi save the Iranian people? Op-ed

Is Reza Pahlavi Iran's new Cyrus?

The patient but deadly struggle: Decomposition in political war

Decomposition as a tactic of political warfare in which a well-organized and well-funded opposition is prepared to endanger the State.Op-ed

The patient but deadly struggle: Decomposition in political war

Is America a Christian country?

Dividing America on religious lines is exactly what the Founding Fathers wanted to prevent. Op-ed.

Is America a Christian country?

Biden and Blinken educate Likud about democracy?

Even completely corrupt South Africa could teach the B…s a lesson in democracy. Op-ed.

Biden and Blinken educate Likud about democracy?

Op-Ed:

Mika - Malicious, mendacious, and misleading

Israel and its democracy are indeed facing an unprecedented and unimaginable threat. One of those threatening it is Mika Almog. Op-ed.

Mika - Malicious, mendacious, and misleading

The Jerusalem rally was a reminder-the left, not democracy, lost

The Orwellian doublespeak of the Israeli left is so blatant that it’s putting regular propaganda to shame. Op-ed

The Jerusalem rally was a reminder-the left, not democracy, lost

Faithful to Israel's Declaration of Independence

The ‘faithful’ of Tel Aviv march to defend ‘democracy,’ so that they can bring down a democratically elected government. Op-ed.

Faithful to Israel's Declaration of Independence

Israel’s democracy dies in the fight for it

Killing freedom for the love of it. Op-ed.

Israel’s democracy dies in the fight for it

Netanyahu: US-Israel alliance 'unshakeable'

Israeli PM addresses the US State Department Summit for Democracy 2023, assures world leaders on judicial reform controversy.

Netanyahu: US-Israel alliance 'unshakeable'

Birth pangs of a nation

Let’s be honest, Israelis never cared much about democracy.

Birth pangs of a nation

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Neither Jewish nor Democratic

The anarchist left does not want a Jewish state. It is patently clear that they also do not want a democracy. They are murdering it. Op-ed.

Neither Jewish nor Democratic

Israel’s post-democracy moment

The massive protests rocking Israel are about far more than judicial reform. What is striking is the irrationality at their core Op-ed.

Israel’s post-democracy moment

Who is the real aggressor in the Ukraine War?

The USSR wanted to extend Communism all over the world. But the US wants to dominate the world in the name of democracy. Op-ed.

Who is the real aggressor in the Ukraine War?

Op-ed:

The EU should be ashamed to lecture Israel on Democracy

The EU Parliament debated the“Deterioration of democracy in Israel and consequences on the occupied territories,” Op-ed.

The EU should be ashamed to lecture Israel on Democracy

The urgent need for Israeli electoral reform

While the West is increasingly alienated from democracy, Israel’s internal convulsions present terrifying dangers.

The urgent need for Israeli electoral reform

Democracy dies in demonstrations

Democracy is not just the right of civil disobedience, that is one right among many and protests should not be able to ride over them.Op-ed.

Democracy dies in demonstrations

The foreign hand that rocks the cradle

Often those who rock the cradle of Israeli democracy, inflaming or frightening citizens, are foreign actors with their own agenda. Op-ed.

The foreign hand that rocks the cradle

Netanyahu: Protest leaders speak of values but trample democracy

PM condemns protestors who blocked MKs from leaving their homes, including MK with child with special needs.

Netanyahu: Protest leaders speak of values but trample democracy

Israel divided - can it stand?

The legal reform turns the clock back to when the government governed, the legislature legislated, and the court resolved conflicts.Op-ed.

Israel divided - can it stand?

Enlightened Despot - an analysis of Aharon Barak's legal views

This article on Justice Aaron Barak discusses his book on the role of judges in a democracy. The reviewer finds them problematic. Review.

Enlightened Despot - an analysis of Aharon Barak's legal views

Op-ed:

Pounding the table - or Israel's January 6

These protests are the Israeli elite's attempt to supplant democracy with mobocracy. Spare us the crocodile tears. Op-ed.

Pounding the table - or Israel's January 6

It’s not about democracy

The left isn’t worried about democracy. It doesn’t like democracy. It likes its oligarchy. Op-ed.

It’s not about democracy

Op-ed:

Israel’s current judicial tyranny perpetuates “White Privilege”

The protest against judicial reform is supported by Israel's media yet their goal is not democracy but the power of the ruling elite.Op-ed.

Israel’s current judicial tyranny perpetuates “White Privilege”

Israel's judicial reform will advance democracy and the economy

The new judicial reform proposals are not only good for democracy, but also for the Rule of Law and the Economy. Op-ed.

Israel's judicial reform will advance democracy and the economy

A return to the past? A representative democracy for Israel

Israel suffers from a need to assert its national identity and roots to the land, whie returning its original representative democracy.Op-ed

A return to the past? A representative democracy for Israel

Taub fired from Haaretz for ‘articles in favor of coup d'état’

Haaretz explained that democracy is on the defensive and there is no room for articles in favor of judicial reform.

Taub fired from Haaretz for ‘articles in favor of coup d'état’

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Esther Hayut’s war against democracy

The Supreme Court president has transformed the court into a super-legislator dictating terms of laws based on the values of justices.Op-ed.

Esther Hayut’s war against democracy

Death of the Oligarchy

It is the death of the oligarchy, not the democracy, that has brought the likes of Aharon Barak to scream from the rooftops. Op-ed.

Death of the Oligarchy

Americans shouldn’t be swayed by the Israeli left’s freakout

The apocalyptic rhetoric about Netanyahu’s government and judicial-reform is about thwarting democracy, not protecting it. Op-ed.

Americans shouldn’t be swayed by the Israeli left’s freakout

Reports of the death of Israeli democracy are exaggerated

For some, democracy seems to only be under threat when they don’t get their desired electoral outcome.

Reports of the death of Israeli democracy are exaggerated

Democracy must be restored to Israel

The left's hysterical talk about civil war is caused by the fear that their decades-old power grab is being undone. Op-ed.

Democracy must be restored to Israel

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Reforming Israel’s Supreme Court promotes democracy

Netanyahu’s plans for judicial reform are necessary to stop a powerful minority from imposing its will on the majority. Op-ed.

Reforming Israel’s Supreme Court promotes democracy

The false prophets of an impending Israeli apocalypse

With dire predictions about the end of democracy, the sore losers to the new government will do even worse in the next election. Op-ed.

The false prophets of an impending Israeli apocalypse

The Israeli left does not respect Israel's democracy

The left lost the election but does not seem to be able to accept that loss and is forgetting how to play by the rules. Op-ed.

The Israeli left does not respect Israel's democracy

New poll:

60% of Israelis: Israeli democracy is in danger

A Geocartographia survey found that 76% of Israeli Arabs feel that democracy is in danger while only 56% of Jews feel so.

60% of Israelis: Israeli democracy is in danger

Who is the real threat to democracy?

Remembering the days when the Left ran Israel with a strong arm 1948-1977. Not exactly democracy as we define it. Op-ed.

Who is the real threat to democracy?

Honor the election results, whatever the outcome

It’s part and parcel of being a civilized society.

Honor the election results, whatever the outcome

Yair Lapid, Authoritarian and Unafraid

If Lapid forms the next government, the basis of Israel’s democracy and the basic freedoms of its citizens, will be imperiled. Op-ed.

Yair Lapid, Authoritarian and Unafraid

Haazinu: Freedom of thought

Iti's odd to say that separating nations and fixing boundaries to keep them apart is a formula for unity. But unity is precisely that..

Haazinu: Freedom of thought