Kicking the Neoliberal Habit

By Yossi Dahan (Translated from Hebrew by Orna Meir-Stacey,  Edited by Ami Asher) After the 2008 global financial crisis, some of Israel’s neo-liberal fundamentalists sobered up from capitalist dogmatism and became ‘social.’ This led them to discovering Scandinavia, and lately they have been busy marketing a biased and union-free capitalist version of the ‘Nordic Model’ in Israel […]

Dusting the sand out of the desert

By Hilla Dayan The Prawer-Begin Plan was shelved. But the idea that you can forcefully transfer an indigenous population and determine where it can legally reside – looks and smells like a plan pulled from the dusty drawer of Hendrik Verwoerd, architect of Apartheid South Africa. And that didn’t work out so well. Sadly, it was […]

The truth about the “Nordic Model”

By Ami Vatury (Translated from Hebrew by Rachel Beitarie) The reality of the Nordic economic model has little to do with the derisive way it is described by the The Marker or The Economist. One writer takes apart the right-wing business media’s analysis, revealing the truth behind the successful social democracies. “The Scandinavian model” found […]