In today's world, "narrative thinking" is all the rage. Rightly used, it argues different perspectives about objective reality. Today however it has become rhetorical storytelling. Fiction is being sold as fact, regardless of the truth, and the world is buying it. It is an infection of perception that has become an epidemic.
Israel is the target in a relentless war of words. These 10 fictions, related to contemporary issues in the Palestinian conflict, are rhetorical missiles aimed at the Jewish state 24 hours a day and with no end in sight.
My years in Israel were a tumultuous time to be on the frontlines of narrative warfare. During that time, these five lessons I learned from Israelis about advocacy were, and are, invaluable.
The reason for the new law, 10 years in the making, is to provide the state with the tools necessary to deal with terrorism in a new world that is more technological and internet-based.
THERE ARE FIVE REASONS WHY the decision to hold new municipal elections is a huge gamble.