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Past articles by Meirav:

Israel Is Facing a Dead End. Is It Time to Split Up?

Quietly, a group of experts is weighing possible alternatives to Israel's embattled form of government. Will any liberal democrats be left in the country by the time they're ready to publicize their proposals? → Read More

Moody's Issues Unusual Warning to Israel, Tying Judicial Coup to Credit Rating Downgrade

The credit rating company wrote that if the judicial overhaul will be implemented in full, the proposed changed could 'materially weaken the strength of the judiciary and as such be credit negative' → Read More

Free Preschool Mainly Benefits Israel's ultra-Orthodox Families

The Israeli government's decision to subsidize free child care for all Israeli children from the age of two is Netanyahu’s clever way of increasing child subsidies for ultra-Orthodox families whilst hoodwinking the middle class into thinking this subsidy is for them → Read More

Israel’s Most Influential Right-wing Think Tank Puts Agenda Over Data

The claim that Israel’s judicial selection process is unique is based on questionable conclusions of a Kohelet Forum study → Read More

Israeli Law Meant to Keep Arabs Out of Certain Communities Is Now Used Against Jews

Only five local authorities in Israel were ranked in the highest socioeconomic cluster – Cluster 10 – in the latest biennial index issued two months ago by the Central Bureau of Statistics. Omer, a local council with a population of 8,000, located just north of Be’er Sheva, is one of those five privileged places. → Read More

The More Haredi Women Work, the More Their Sons Are Encouraged Not to

Large numbers of Haredi women in Israel are going out to work, and influencing their daughters to follow suit; the effect on their sons appears to be the opposite → Read More

Where Will the Bedouin Go Once Israel Demolishes Their Tin Shacks?

The future national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, will have his hands full should he ratchet up enforcement against building and land violations → Read More

Israel’s Elite Are Threatening to Flee. Enough Already

The doctor at the HMO clinic recognized our name, and poured his heart out to us. He is an Israeli with European citizenship. He has a house in one of the rich countries of northern Europe, where he also works four months a year – he speaks Arabic, so his clinic there is overflowing with Muslim refugees. → Read More

Israel’s Elite Are Threatening to Flee. Enough Already

The Haredim are projected to make up a third of Israel’s population by 2065. Our best option is to unpack our suitcases and fight to make this a better country, alongside the ultra-Orthodox → Read More

Will Israel's Shifting Demographics Keep It Right-wing Forever?

Based on some pre-election opinion polls, 19 percent of voters who identified as ultra-Orthodox were planning to vote for the Religious Zionism party, headed by Bezalel Smotrich and his counterpart – whom they find even more attractive – Itamar Ben-Gvir. → Read More

Israeli paternity leave plan can give a boost to fatherhood

If anyone thinks that this is not the concern of the state, a report found that the deficient functioning of the Israeli man is damaging to him, to the children’s development and to women’s status and wages → Read More

Think your American nosh is kosher? The Rabbinate begs to differ

Millions of Jews worldwide eat meat certified kosher by a New York-based organization. But in Israel, the rabbinate’s monopoly results in the sending of butchers abroad at very high salaries → Read More

Millions of acres for Israeli Jews, next to nothing for the Bedouin

The government is building nine new Jewish communities and an ultra-Orthodox city to increase the Jewish presence in the south, but this won’t help if the 150,000 Bedouin in unrecognized villages remain neglected → Read More

‘When I told Pfizer about incidents of myocarditis they refused to believe me for four months’

Israel had the potential to be the first country in the world to detect side effects of the coronavirus vaccines. And it did detect two, almost by accident. But its disregard for more minor effects cost it public trust → Read More

It pays more to be a plasterer than a physician when you're a Palestinian

Manual laborers working in Israel earn more than someone with a graduate degree in chemistry in the occupied territories. A reform to improve Palestinian workers’ lot has failed → Read More

The official photo hides the full story: The new Middle East is already taking shape

For the first time since the 1994 peace treaty, Israel and Jordan are daring to forge mutual strategic dependence. Israel will supply Jordan with 25 percent of its water needs, while 8 percent of Israel’s renewable energy will originate in Jordan. The economic peace renders the political peace essential → Read More

How Israel is trying to keep this gorgeous yet extremely poor Arab town from gentrifying

The Housing Ministry is initiating affirmative action for the Arab population. The policy reflects an improved status for Israel’s Arab citizens – but also highlights the problems they have to cope with → Read More

Climate crisis threatens to drown Israel, while bureaucrats are busy with petty bickering

Finally, the government admits Israel is decades behind Europe in meeting its climate crisis goals. But the government's stalemate on solar energy illustrates what a long way Israel still has to go → Read More

Biden’s global tax revolution won’t leave Israel untouched

A minimum tax may affect the calculations of U.S. companies here and Israeli firms operating in America → Read More

Another 36 million vaccines? Israel already has millions going to waste

Israel has purchased another 17 million doses of vaccine that it hasn't used, from Moderna and AstraZeneca; why can't we just use these ones? → Read More