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.
June 12, 2018
May 6, 2018
Labour’s defeat in the local elections in London last Thursday was due to the Jewish vote. So, it is now clear, was its failure to win power last year. Anglo-Jewry has been thrust into unwanted and unwonted prominence.
April 12, 2018
Avi Gabbai has bravely shown the way, but Corbyn is only a part of a much larger problem. The Israeli Establishment is in deliberate, willful denial over the imminent rise to power of the Hard Left in the UK.
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.
March 25, 2018
The global stock market slump that began in January and picked up steam this month is a major development — both because of its causes and its consequences.
March 15, 2018
The passage, as well as the structure, of the 2019 state budget reflects the strange state of Israeli politics — but weirdness is inherently unsustainable.