With the Israeli elections imminent, it is well to consider the issue of public policy and food. For instance, the Green Movement, as Israel’s green party has recently joined Tzipi Livni’s HaTnuah party and considers regulation of food production to be a significant componet in improving the country’s environmental policies. Livni, herself a vegetarian since age 12, will be convening a gathering of vegetarians next week to highlight areas where a more sustainable food policy should be pursued.
The Green Party is set to choose a Jewish doctor as its presidential candidate. Jill Stein talks about the Jewish roots of activism and insists she’s no spoiler.
Not sure of Newt Gingrich’s chance of ever making it to the White House? The Shmooze is confident that his odds are better than Roseanne Barr’s.
A proposal to allow Jews and Muslims to take off their religious holidays has sparked outrage in newly diverse France. It’s not just the right wing that opposes the plan.