The Knesset takes on Criminal Landowners

Renting in Israel can sometimes be analogous to the final scene of Westworld (don’t worry no spoilers). The owners have a lot of power due to a low supply and the renters are left to scramble. Luckily for renters, MK Stav Shaffir’s pet legislation, amendments to the existing renting law, passed its first reading in the Knesset. I thought it might be helpful to open up the Kalpi email account to answer questions about the amendments. These are totally fake emails inspired by completely true stories.

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Blogger Uses Clickbait Headline to Trick People Into Reading Article about the Management of the Israeli Budget: Bear Video Promised at the End

Let’s talk about the upcoming budget deal. With that sentence I lost 40 readers, but jokes on you! I already got the hit! The deal will probably pass despite most people voting on the bill having little idea as to what’s in it. Beyond the Knesset’s members’ lack of knowledge, those who vote for them will know even less. There will be an article or two, some scandalous headline along the lines of “What’s Hiding in the Budget” even though its public information, but for the most part we won’t know how much or to whom. (Quick editor’s note: I swear to everything that I wrote that sentence and most of this post before the Zionist Union released a video about “hidden taxes”. The video contains a few “mistruths”, read this post and see if you can find them!) Budgeting matters so let’s learn more about it. Also, if you make it through I’ll provide a bear video. Continue reading “Blogger Uses Clickbait Headline to Trick People Into Reading Article about the Management of the Israeli Budget: Bear Video Promised at the End”

Weekly Election Update: The Amona Saga Threatens New Elections and Oren Hazan Threatens the Plenum

The Battle for Custody in Israel

A new bill seeks to replace an old law (see below) that automatically grants custody of children 6 and under to mothers. The new law would allow the courts to decide who would be in charge of the child based on the good of the child and with an attempt to maximize joint custody. MK Yoav Kish sponsored the law with support from Minister for Social Equality MK Gila Gamliel. Fun fact, Yoav Kish’s father was the highest ranking Jew to ever serve in the British army. Continue reading “The Battle for Custody in Israel”