A disappointing end to 2019

December 12, 2019 by  

Well, the unthinkable has happened. Read more

It’s always great to be in Israel

November 6, 2019 by  

It’s always great to be in Israel. Read more

On Israel’s dependence on USA, its next PM and a report on settlements

October 16, 2019 by  

Just as it is wrong of those who criticise everything President Trump says and does just because it comes from him, likewise it is wrong for his supporters to blindly praise or try and explain away, a very poor decision and/or action. Read more

The Israeli election: as I see it

September 19, 2019 by  

It seems that in those countries where conservatives win elections, opinion polls and exit polling are proving less accurate. Think about Trump in the US, or Morrison here in Australia. Or Israel. Perhaps conservative voters are less likely to publicise their intentions. Read more

In a class of his own

August 28, 2019 by  

We are seeing a rerun of the April 2019 Israeli elections but with one big difference, this time round we will have a government formed. Read more

“Either us or the Zionists. There is no room for both.”

August 6, 2019 by  

The Palestinians have only themselves to blame for unifying the bulk of the Israeli public and for not being a hot issue of division in the forthcoming Israeli elections. Read more

Bleak future for Jewish Europe and life goes on in Israel

July 12, 2019 by  

The amazing thing about coming to Israel, perhaps especially in summer, is that for all of the fears that people outside of Israel have for her, apparently Israelis themselves are not troubled nearly as much as her supporters overseas are. Read more

Zionism

May 20, 2019 by  

It’s a difficult time for pollsters. Read more

Post-election thoughts

April 17, 2019 by  

In the end, the people of Israel voted for Prime Minister Netanyahu “Mr Security-Mr Statesman,” over Bibi with all of his human shortcomings. Read more

Hard to call

April 1, 2019 by  

These elections are perhaps the most interesting in recent times, even though there are really only two candidates running. Read more

The Israeli election: how the players line up

March 4, 2019 by  

A month ago we raised three questions in regards to the forthcoming Israeli elections.  Read more

Rhetoric and actions

February 7, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Netanyahu has stood head and shoulders above his political opponents for the past decade because he has managed to convince the electorate of two factors. Read more

The silly season

January 6, 2019 by  

The silly season is upon us and the even sillier season seems to be approaching fast…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Elections beckon

November 22, 2018 by  

Election fever raged briefly in Israel as a result of the resignation of Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman earlier this month, taking his party with him and leaving the current coalition with just a razor slim majority of 61 seats in a 120 seat parliament. Read more

A letter from Israel

October 28, 2018 by  

Being in Israel for the meetings of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors and at the same time overlapping American Jewry’s General Assembly, the feeling of the shift in the balance of power and confidence between Israel and the largest Diaspora community, is palpable…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Presidential views of Israel

October 3, 2018 by  

The relationship between Israel and the United States has evolved over the past decades with the most important factor in this unequal partnership, being the views of the US president of the day…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Oslo 25 years on

August 22, 2018 by  

Next month it will be twenty five years since Oslo and that famous handshake on the White House lawn by Prime Minister Rabin and Chairman Arafat under the patronage of President Bill Clinton…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Israel: A new normal

July 29, 2018 by  

On the annual indexes across the globe conducted by survey agencies, Israelis consistently rate amongst the highest of nations whose citizens have the most number of complaints about life. Read more

Surreal Israel

July 3, 2018 by  

Once again, it is quite surreal being in Israel…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

“Peaceful” demonstrations…

May 23, 2018 by  

If I hear the phrase “peaceful demonstration” just one more time, I will have no hair left on my head to tear out. Read more

Israel is 70 years young

April 25, 2018 by  

Israel is 70 years young…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Gaza: an analysis

April 2, 2018 by  

Last Wednesday I was invited to a Jewish Day School to spend an hour with their Year 12 students to talk about issues related to Israel…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Political weather forecast

February 24, 2018 by  

The calm before the storm, or the storm before the calm? …writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Jerusalem revisited

January 28, 2018 by  

Quite a chain of events have been crystallising over the past few weeks indeed…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Analysing Jerusalem

December 10, 2017 by  

President Trump’s declaration and recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is undeniably a major symbolic milestone and one that is to be welcomed and applauded…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Anniversary season…writes Ron Weiser

November 30, 2017 by  

The anniversaries continue. And more than a few involve Australia, and in a significant way. Read more

Beersheba notebook

November 1, 2017 by  

It is hard to describe the feelings of being in Israel at this very special moment. Particularly, that of being an Australian in Israel and more specifically, spending yesterday in Beersheba…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

My view…writes Ron Weiser

October 17, 2017 by  

President Trump continues to surprise his critics when it comes to the Middle East. He behaves in a more measured way, carrying out most of his administration’s activities behind the scenes and by maintaining different levels of pressure upon parties on all sides. Read more

September report card

September 27, 2017 by  

As we leave the Jewish calendar year of 5777 behind it is worth remembering that the three large external issues facing Israel remain unchanged and their resolution no clearer than they were at the beginning of 2017…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Trump’s foreign policy….writes Ron Weiser

August 28, 2017 by  

Notwithstanding the constant polarisation that especially his domestic words and deeds seem to generate, on some foreign policy matters President Trump seems to have very wide American support. Read more

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