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Ran HaCohen (PhD), Middle East Correspondent  Voluntariness is a tricky concept in Jewish religious tradition. A classical case is divorce rules: when a Jewish woman wants a divorce, her husband is the only one who can give her that. But if he refuses, the Rabbis can pressure him to give …

A new party led by a populist new-comer has got elected two Israelis of Ethiopian origin. What will be next is a curious case Ran HaCohen (PhD), Middle East Correspondent   The military attack on Gaza last November, what I called here “Operation unseat Barak “, ended in yet another …

It was Defense Minister Ehud Barak who needed this war badly, but he may be the one who will be the bad loser   Ran HaCohen (PhD), Middle East Contributor, Tel Aviv The narrow Gaza Strip – just 365 sq. km (70% of Addis Ababa’s municipal area) off sea-shore surrounded …