November 23, 2018
After weeks of quiet, thanks to the summer holidays and the Jewish holiday season running virtually back-to-back in August and September, Israel has reverted to intensive news generation. However, the striking thing about the developments over recent weeks is their content – what is in the headlines versus what is not, as well as what should be.
November 23, 2018
September 5, 2018
The previous issue presented an extensive discussion of the ‘challenges’ being encountered with regard to the appointment of the next Governor of the Bank of Israel — including a review of the legal and procedural requirements, why the process is again proving so difficult, as well as the ideological and policy implications involved in finding a ‘suitable’ candidate.
August 27, 2018
This issue will extend over two separate sections, both focused on the theme of impending changes of persona occupying senior positions, in most cases the top slot in a particular organization or hierarchy.
June 12, 2018
This issue is being published on a day everyone agrees is historic and amazing. President Trump’s meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un meets any conceivable criterion for “historic”, “ground-breaking” and the numerous other titles being heaped upon it. It is also genuinely amazing (another term suffering from intense overuse), because this time last year it seemed more likely that the two leaders would scale up from hurling insults at each other to firing missiles at each other’s countries, than that they would switch to smiling at and complimenting each other — and conducting intensive discussions about the major issues dividing them.
April 11, 2018
For the first time in a long time, there are grounds for serious concern about the direction of Israeli economic policy and hence for the well-being of the economy. This issue presents a detailed analysis of the country’s fiscal situation and why, despite the excellent record and significant achievements in this sphere over the last fifteen years, fiscal policy has become the weak link in what is still a generally strong macro-economic position.