It will have surprised many Israelis to find out how deep US President Joe Biden's feelings for Israel run.
When even common courtesy is condemned by political partisans, we are seeing the real threat to Israel's future.
The truth about reasonableness
US commentators are welcome to contribute to Israel's judicial reform debate, but they should be wary about their sources.
Stop shouting, start talking
The new government's actions and proposals are not ideal, but not the apocalypse either, and reasoned discourse should produce acceptable solutions.
Forecasting is for fools
The market has already priced in the expected and nobody foresees the unexpected, which is maybe why economists so often get their predictions badly wrong.
A tale of two elections
Both elections will seriously affect the future trajectory of Israel and the US, as well as their relations with each other.