Haredim and “Swords of Iron”: Opportunities and Opposition

Dvora Feldman 9 Adar II 5784 | 19 March 2024

This paper examines the reactions of the Haredi (ultra-orthodox) sector to the pivotal events of October 7 that drew a fault line in Israeli society. The research is based...

In Response to Moody’s Report: Structural Changes are Necessary for Increasing the Economy’s Growth Potential

Dr. Michael Sarel 1 Adar II 5784 | 11 March 2024

Moody’s downgraded Israel’s credit rating for the first time and lowered its outlook from stable to negative. While the main focus of the downgrade was the war’s impact on...

Canceling VAT Exemptions Will Increase Revenue More Effectively

Kohelet, Ariel Feiglin 16 Adar I 5784 | 25 February 2024

We have a historical opportunity to reverse one of the worst distortions of the Israeli tax system and say loud and clear: Do not raise the VAT, raise VAT...


The Legality of the Israeli Buffer Zone in the Gaza Strip

Adv. Avraham Shalev 11 Adar I 5784 | 20 February 2024

Israel is reportedly considering establishing a security zone within the Gaza Strip, along the border, to prevent terrorist infiltration, invasion or launching of attacks on Israel, such as occurred...

Unmasking UNRWA

Kohelet, Noga Arbell 30 Shevat 5784 | 9 February 2024

The Agency as a National Security Threat and Operational Alternatives One of the most significant national security threats to Israel today is the Palestinian education system which equips its...

We Must Oppose Anti-Settler Sanctions

Adv. Avraham Shalev 29 Shevat 5784 | 8 February 2024

The October 7th massacre has created a rare political consensus in Israeli society. Whether on the political right, left, or center, there is a widespread understanding that a Palestinian...

Israel’s Economic Challenges Require Structural Reform

Dr. Michael Sarel 27 Shevat 5784 | 6 February 2024

Israel is engaged in an ongoing war and thus faces many challenges. The macroeconomic and budgetary realities of 2025 and onwards may very well be different from what was...

The Qatari Danger and the Gaza Strip

Adv. Avraham Shalev 26 Shevat 5784 | 5 February 2024

Executive Summary In discussions regarding the future of the Gaza Strip, Qatar has been suggested as a candidate for taking on a central role in rebuilding the Strip, either...

If Jews aren’t safe in Gaza, they won’t be safe in Israel either

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich 29 Tevet 5784 | 10 January 2024

President Biden has declared a set of principles for Israel’s role in postwar Gaza: “no forcible displacement of Palestinians from Gaza, no reoccupation, no siege or blockade, and no reduction in territory.” A fifth no is implicit: no Jews in Gaza. The administration hasn’t insisted...

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