Zionism is in good shape

August 9, 2020 by  

Almost everywhere one turns today, there are debates about the condition Zionism is in. Read more

Two worlds in Israel

July 26, 2020 by  

In Israel we currently see two worlds clashing. Read more

Two leaders, two styles

June 22, 2020 by  

It would be hard to find two more contrasting leadership styles than those of Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defence Minister/Prime Minister in waiting, Benny Gantz. Read more

Annexation: who will play the lead roles?

May 24, 2020 by  

We stand just weeks after celebrating that the Balfour Declaration of 1917 moved from a statement of British intent to the legal process of affirmation of the Jewish Homeland at the San Remo Conference in April 1920 – and its then formal ratification by the League of Nations. Read more

A look at the upcoming Knesset

May 11, 2020 by  

Well, if nothing changes between now and Wednesday, we will finally see an actual Israeli government being sworn in. Read more


April 5, 2020 by  

When people discussed the need for Israel to finally form some sort of unity government after three election attempts in order to deal with real matters of government, almost no-one imagined that as Bill Gates had predicted already in 2015 – the next danger facing mankind would not be something as big as a nuclear bomb, but rather something as small as the coronavirus. Read more

Election number three – What was different?

March 7, 2020 by  

Exit polls, having twice underestimated Prime Minister Netanyahu and his block’s number of Knesset seats in April 2019 and September 2019, now overestimated them. Read more

The ‘Deal of the Century’ – the Weiser view

February 10, 2020 by  

There has been a consistent pattern to the “peace process” for 100 years from when the Palestine Arab Executive Committee met in 1921 and declared – “Either us or the Zionists. There is no room for both” Read more

Image and perception – beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

January 22, 2020 by  

Devastating drought and bushfires in Australia and extreme flooding in Israel. Read more

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


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

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