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"I don't mind a reasonable amount of trouble" Apply for a Blog Oct 20, 2019, 7:03 AM Featured Post The Great American University Crisis, and how Israel can help With Israeli tuition just $3K a year, every university in the country should have English-language international programs Oct 11, 2019, 10:57 AM A simple trick for saving journalism Imagine if it wasn't clear to people that the Nazis invaded Poland, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Mandela fought apartheid or two plus two is four. Imagine no-goodniks convincing half the population that it's all "fake news." That's where... Oct 8, 2019, 5:18 PM We have committed hubris I am far from a religious person, but have long admired the list of sins Jews own up to in their prayers on Yom Kippur. It is eye-opening to consider that all have in the course of a year... Oct 6, 2019, 11:12 PM The Israeli public did not vote for unity Among Israel’s rare qualities, perhaps the most striking is that the nonsense one hears after votes are counted can exceed even that of the campaign itself. So it is now, with honey-dripping politicians sanctimoniously insisting that the public voted... Sep 29, 2019, 7:20 AM Featured Post Go with the Arabs, Gantz Nobody thinks bringing the Joint List into government is without challenge, but it's courageous and practical, as blackballing Arab Israelis is not sustainable Sep 28, 2019, 11:15 AM You’re All I’ve Got Tonight For years I have tormented my daughters with good music whenever they were forced to be with me in the car. By that I mean songs from the '60s to the '90s, and the few contemporary ones that sound... Sep 26, 2019, 5:54 PM If a third election is needed, bring it on President Reuven Rivlin says the public recoils at the very thought of a third election round. Benny Gantz says he has no problem with Likud, only with Benjamin Netanyahu. Both statements beg for a firm reply. Yes, three elections in... Sep 21, 2019, 4:16 PM Time to shake up the religious status quo The messy results of last week's election do not easily enable a move toward peace with the Palestinians; the Israeli public is too complacent for that. But they do offer the possibility of a shakeup in the other great... Sep 18, 2019, 5:54 PM Bye bye Bibi? Election results say maybe There is an elegant way out of the morass left behind by Israel’s poison-dripping twin elections of 2019: a unity government led by Benny Gantz with Benjamin Netanyahu as foreign minister – a position for which he is eminently... Sep 12, 2019, 2:29 PM Featured Post It’s the turnout, stupid! If Tuesday's election leaves Netanyahu and the right in charge it will be because of Israeli Arabs and lazy leftists Load more About Me Dan Perry, a media and tech innovator, was the Cairo-based Middle East Editor of the AP, and chairman of the Foreign Press Association in Israel. Previously he led AP in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Follow him at: Contact Me