Chemi Shalev


Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest Israeli Draft Bill in New York

By Chemi Shalev

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest Israeli Draft Bill in New York
Some 50,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews descended on Manhattan for a ‘Great Prayer Assembly,’ where they protested the ‘evil’ Israeli draft bill ahead of a Knesset vote.Read More


Arik Einstein, Voice of Good Old Israel, Dies at 74

By Chemi Shalev

Arik Einstein, Voice of Good Old Israel, Dies at 74
With the death of Arik Einstein, a part of Israel has passed away. A voice of Israel — the voice, for many — will sing no more, Chemi Shalev writes.Read More


Israel Stuck Between a Rocket and a Hard Place

By Chemi Shalev

The only thing separating Israel from an invasion of Gaza — a full-scale assault that its political leadership does not want to launch and its military commanders are reluctant to wage — is the notorious inaccuracy of the makeshift Qassam rocket.Read More


They Love Him, They Love Him Not

By Chemi Shalev

The Path to Geneva By Yossi Beilin RDV Books/Akashic Books, 297 pages, $22.95 —Yossi Beilin commented recently on the ongoing turmoil in Gaza, saying that a strong Palestinian Authority was in Israel’s best interest. It was a relatively benign and quite anticipated remark, but nonetheless one that drew a torrent of insults and abuseRead More


New Zealand Ups Ante in Spy Affair

By Chemi Shalev

SYDNEY — The left-leaning government of New Zealand has imposed a series of sanctions on Israel in the wake of the bungled Mossad-passports affair, and the diplomatic rupture is likely to be “long lasting” unless Israel “explains, apologizes and reassures” the Wellington government, said the island nation’s foreign minister.“We areRead More






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