Can the Change Coalition end Bibi’s Reign?
When I was trying to keep up with Israeli political news over the last month, the last thing I expected to see was a coalition of factions who beforehand would have had nothing to do with each other politically, other than being determined opponents. The only likely political glue I could see that would account […]
New Intifada Looms as Israeli Politicians Battle for Power
Israel’s political civil war continues with ongoing negotiations to somehow avoid a fifth round of elections for the politically exhausted Jewish people. Rocks, rubber bullets and teargas fly through the Jerusalem air, while hate email and death threats are left on voice mail. Welcome to democracy Israeli style. With Netanyahu failing again to form a […]
Trump Plans to Use Political Power to Fight Prosecutions
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth even has a chance to get its pants on.” – Winston Churchill Ex-President Donald Trump has been keeping a low profile at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida with a wet finger in the air trying to decipher how the winds are blowing on his legal […]
Israeli Elections are Weeks Away – Will Anything Change?
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~ Tolstoy The clock is ticking away on the temporary Prime Minister marriage between Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, which has not turned out to be a honeymoon for Mr. Gantz. Netanyahu, the well-seasoned politician who can think several moves ahead in political […]
Trump Reemerges as Prosecutors Circle his Fading Empire
The disgraced former president has been playing a lot of golf since his unsuccessful January 6th raid on Congress using his Trumpster fanatics as cannon fodder, in an attempt to block the certification of the Biden election win. So far, 275 of the attackers have been arrested from more than 40 states. Capitol authorities estimate […]
Trump vs the United States
It has been almost three weeks since I wrote this. I had left off with Trump’s call to the Georgia Secretary of State, where he hounded him endlessly to find “11,780 votes” to swing the GA electoral vote his way, “which is one more than we needed”. The Secretary of State’s office released a recording […]
Donald Trump vs the United States
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. ~ Otto von Bismarck, who dominated European affairs for two decades Just when we thought that Donald Trump’s attempt to steal the election from Joe Biden could not get any worse for […]
Will Trump be a Dead Man Walking before Election Day?
Trump is having a bad week, and he knows it. He grows more dangerous as his polls sink lower, and smart enough to know that only a ‘big event’ could possibly save him. The stakes are way beyond his just losing elections. Prosecutors have been preparing for years to bring cases not only against him, […]
Israel: COVID-19 Surge Puts Political Squeeze on Bibi
“With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.” – Otto von Bismark, German Chancellor, 1871 -1890 July 10th found 10,000 protesters in Rabin Square angry over the delays in their promised coronavirus relief funding. Israel’s self-employed and small business […]
Trump Rally in Tulsa a Political Disaster
Donald Trump suffered a triple whammy whacking this week with his big Tulsa rally a horrible flop, a district judge ruling that the devastating Bolton book cannot be recalled, and Attorney General Barr’s apparent attempt to fire Southern New York District Attorney Berman as a political move to block any new criminal charges being brought […]
Erdogan Attacks EU with Refugees as COVID-19 Hits Turkey
I do not want history to record me as someone who has bequeathed to his nation the institution of despotism. ~ Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first president of Turkey Erdogan’s Idlib war has morphed into a new one with the EU, which he can’t win. Is there a method to his madness? I ask because […]
Bibi Beats Benny but is Three Seats Short of Finish Line
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. ~ Carl Sagan Update: Thursday morning brought bad news for Bibi. Avigdor Lieberman announced that he was adding his party’s votes to the Blue and White coalition to support a bill in […]