Sima Kadmon On Friday, August 11th, 2017

Netanyahu’s Cynical Tactic Erdoğan-Style

  Likud members know how to close ranks when they have too, and that includes the ministers, some of whom bit the bullet on Wednesday evening and sat at the front row at the Likud rally, opposite the stage. More...

L-R PM Benjamin Netanyahuriel  GPO-Moti-Milrod , German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gab, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel Wikimedia
Sima Kadmon On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

What Was Netanyahu’s Real Reason for Snubbing German FM?

What made Israel’s prime minister declare that he would not meet with the German foreign minister if the latter insisted on meeting with representatives of Breaking the Silence, B’Tselem, Peace Now and maybe More...

Sima Kadmon On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Who Is an Israeli? One Who Succeeds

From time to time, we wonder who is an Israeli, who is a Jew, what is a nation. For example, people often say that the State of Israel is one of the leading countries in the number of Nobel Prize laureates. A short More...

Sima Kadmon On Monday, March 20th, 2017

In His Attempt to Threaten Early Elections, Netanyahu Lost His Deterrence

It’s been a long time since we saw had a consensus here. Apparently, when the right nerve is hit, there is a burst of solidarity that we didn’t even think existed. If there is one issue that all the coalition More...

Sima Kadmon On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Netanyahu’s New Imaginary Enemy

Is there anyone—in the political system, in the media, in the public, somewhere—who understands what the prime minister wants? Is there anyone who can explain the loop Benjamin Netanyahu has gotten himself More...

Sima Kadmon On Sunday, August 28th, 2016

The Defense Minister Is In

Those who thought new Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman would sit in his new office and not make any big moves during his first few months in office were no doubt surprised to hear the echoes from the blasts hitting More...

Sima Kadmon On Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Trying to Fool the Americans

The circle of PR people, commentators and yes-men around the prime minister expanded this week when Brig.-Gen. Yaakov Nagel, the acting national security adviser, joined the fold. When Nagel sat down in front More...

Sima Kadmon On Friday, May 27th, 2016

The Friendly Loathers

Even people with dementia can still remember the mudslinging between the Israeli political system’s Max and Moritz, who called a press conference this week and, in a remarkable act of cynicism declared More...

Sima Kadmon On Monday, March 28th, 2016

Opinion: Releasing a Remorseless Rapist

Moshe Katsav expressed no remorse. Even if he sits in prison for another year and a half, five years or 20 years, he won’t confess. Not because he didn’t commit the acts for which he was convicted, More...


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