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  • Centrist candidate Yair Lapid hopes for staying power

    March 4, 2015 | 11:23 am

    The key word in Yair Lapid’s political vocabulary might be “but.”

    His Yesh Atid Party is not right wing, he says, but it isn’t left wing either. He wants to withdraw from the West Bank, but disavows both a unilateral pullout and bilateral Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. He...

  • 19th Knesset’s dying wish: Drive Africans from Israel

    By Simone Wilson

    December 11, 2014 | 6:34 pm

    One hour before the 19th Israeli Knesset, or parliament, dissolved forever on Dec. 8, its members made a last-ditch effort to save Holot, the “open” desert prison they created one year prior to detain undocumented Eritrean and Sudanese immigrants.

    On the table was a fifth...

  • Knesset, American style

    May 15, 2013 | 2:41 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The Israeli parliament, or Knesset, is quiet on Sundays. The plenum does not meet, and the carpeted hallways are silent. But at the end of one corridor, in Room 2021, there’s a lot of foot traffic in and out of Rabbi Dov...