Contributor Archives: Sheldon Schreter

About Sheldon Schreter

Sheldon Schreter is originally from Montreal and has lived in Israel since 1976. The former director of the WUJS Institute in Arad, he has been active in various Israeli businesses for the last 25 years. He is the proud father of 4 sons, two of whom are still serving in the Israel Defense Forces and the other two finished their service and are university students. A resident of Ra’anana, Schreter is a loyal fan of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team.

Breakdown of the Rule of Law

By Sheldon Schreter Sometimes you read an article (like Stewart Weiss’s “Survival Syndrome”, Jerusalem Post, Jan. 20, 2012) about the way Israelis cut lines and drive wildly, attributing these anti-social behaviors to the Jewish historical experience of surviving hostile neighbors and antagonistic governments. But the occasionally abrasive interactions of daily life in Israel should be viewed as part of a much larger issue in our society. The problem is the gradual but inexorable breakdown …

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Changing Israel: The Social Justice Protests

By Shawn Guttman If only I had an enemy bigger than my apathy I could have won.                                -from I Gave You All by Mumford and Sons This past Saturday I joined with 20,000 Israelis in Tel Aviv and, once again, marched for change. Walking, chanting and waving signs, we journeyed from HaBima Square at the top of Rothschild Boulevard to the recently renovated Rabin Square. I’ll be honest, this latest episode in the saga of the Tent Protests felt …

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