In a class of his own

August 28, 2019 by  
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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

Bleak future for Jewish Europe and life goes on in Israel

July 12, 2019 by  
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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

Israel: A new normal

July 29, 2018 by  
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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

Anniversary season…writes Ron Weiser

November 30, 2017 by  
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The anniversaries continue. And more than a few involve Australia, and in a significant way. Read more

Beersheba notebook

November 1, 2017 by  
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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

What a difference a month makes…writes Ron Weiser

January 30, 2017 by  
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By now I am not sure if anyone even remembers UN Security Council Resolution 2334 passed on the 23rd of December when the US chose not to exercise its veto. Read more

Israel: Rhetoric v Reality

June 12, 2015 by  
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When discussing matters pertaining to Israel one of the challenges is how to differentiate between rhetoric and reality…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

It’s all about Bibi…writes Ron Weiser

March 8, 2015 by  
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The most amazing thing about the coming Israeli election is that with so much going on in the region and with so many internal issues needing attention, when it comes to policy issues this is a Seinfeld election – an election about nothing – a policy free zone. Read more

Is Israel’s system to blame?

December 19, 2014 by  
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Many commentators have placed the blame for the seeming leadership paralysis in Israel on “the system”. Read more

Jew or not a Jew?

March 17, 2014 by  
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Rabbi David Stav has visited Sydney from Israel where he raised awareness of the plight of Israelis who are recent immigrants and have no documentation to prove their Jewishness. Read more

Rhetoric v Reality

June 2, 2013 by  
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No question that Yair Lapid was the outstanding success story of the Israeli elections held earlier this year…writes Dr Ron Weiser. Read more