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Improving Israel’s Electricity Sector

By: Gerald Myers, MQG member and MIET (Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology) There are many things seriously wrong in Israel’s electricity sector, mainly attributable to shortcomings in government; some of these are detailed below. 1. Defective Functioning of the Israel Electric Corporation Electricity is generated at power stations and supplied to consumers over…

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Predictably Corrupt

By: Ariel Oseran, MQG Blog Editor The dissolution of the Knesset and the early elections which followed nipped in the bud some very important reforms, which will all have to wait to pass in the new session of the Knesset, if at all. One such reform was to adopt a new code of ethics for the members of Knesset.…

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Israeli environmentalists should be paying attention to these three non-environmental organizations

By: Daniel Orenstein Environmental problems – such as air quality, open space preservation, exposure to toxins, endangered species – cannot be addressed and resolved by defining the problem in narrow environmental terms. Environmental problems are symptoms of broader social, economic, political and ethical challenges, and so must be addressed broadly under the umbrella concept of “sustainability.”…

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The right to vote – even from abroad?

By: Yair Shachar, Intern at MQG In the elections for the 20th Knesset that took place last Tuesday, the voter turnout rose for the third time in a row to approximately 72% – the highest since 1999. However, even this statistic, an increase of over 5% since the 2013 elections, leaves a large group of Israelis…