The Boiling Point

Live coverage of Israeli election results

September 17, 2019

LIVE BLOG: Boiling Point Outside News Editor Sam Rubanowitz, Staff Writer Sivan Karz and History Teacher Mr. Jeremy Shine are giving updates and analysis...

Israeli election chooses same old same old — but not exactly

Israeli election chooses same old same old — but not exactly

May 20, 2019

After a tight race in Israel, it is almost definite that Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu will continue as Prime Minister, forming a coalition with r...

Right or left?  In politics, it can be hard to tell

Right or left? In politics, it can be hard to tell

May 20, 2019

“Right” and “left” are used as political terms all the time today, but what do they mean? The political terms left and right date from 1789...

Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

Instability in Israeli government leads Netanyahu to call early elections

February 21, 2019

Elections in Israel are now set to take place seven months early, as instability within Knesset coalitions and corruption charges against Prime Minister...

Michigan professors open new front in academic boycott of Israel

Michigan professors open new front in academic boycott of Israel

December 4, 2018

Unlike most acts of Israel boycotting on college campuses, which are led by student groups, two students at University of Michigan were denied letter of...

Pepsico buys Israel-based SodaStream for $3.2 billion

Pepsico buys Israel-based SodaStream for $3.2 billion

September 23, 2018

On Aug. 20, another Israeli company came off the shelves, as SodaStream sold to U.S. based PepsiCo in a deal valued at $3.2 billion. Following the sale, PepsiCo stated that it would allow the home soda-making compa...

From fact-checks to Facebook, Shalhevet alum helps IDF tell its story

From fact-checks to Facebook, Shalhevet alum helps IDF tell its story

September 7, 2018

Imagine you’re watching gruesome raw footage of people running with weapons, setting fire to wide swathes of land and threatening harm.  Now imagin...

Was IDF Gaza action justified? Students struggle but most say yes

Was IDF Gaza action justified? Students struggle but most say yes

June 5, 2018

Shalhevet students were mostly supportive of the actions of Israeli soldiers who shot into crowds of Palestinian protesters gathered at the Israel-Gaza bor...

TABLE TALK: Netanyahu may face charges; new U.S. tax plan takes effect

TABLE TALK: Netanyahu may face charges; new U.S. tax plan takes effect

May 16, 2018

Netanyahu accused of corruption Investigations into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara have led to three suggested charges ...

At AIPAC conference, Netanyahu was ‘like a friend’

At AIPAC conference, Netanyahu was ‘like a friend’

March 29, 2018

For Shalhevet’s delegates to this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., an appearance by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was...

With planned move of US Embassy to West Jerusalem, world rages but city mostly calm

With planned move of US Embassy to West Jerusalem, world rages but city mostly calm

January 17, 2018

By Nicholas Fields, Staff Writer Thousands of Palestinians protested and governments around the world complained, but Shalhevet alumni in Jerusalem said t...

Israeli Cabinet Minister tells assembly of joint stem cell research with California

Israeli Cabinet Minister tells assembly of joint stem cell research with California

April 13, 2016

Feb. 8 was a busy day for Israel’s Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Ofir Akunis. In the afternoon, he signed an agreement on stem cell research between Israel and a California bio-tech firm. After that, he was heading to Washington, D.C., to meet with NASA in hopes of sending an Israeli astronaut to Mars. But before that, he had a date to speak with the student body at Shalhevet.