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Will Israel Grant Asylum to Fascism?

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Fascism thrives on legality, it lawyers up every chance it gets, the better to use any institution of democracy to quietly and methodically corrupt and demolish every institution of democracy.

Israel Not Talking To U.S. About Possible Iran Attack, Fearing Disapproval

The Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top deputies have not formally asked for U.S. aid or permission for possible military strikes on Iran's nucl...

23 Israeli Settlements To Be Evacuated Soon: Ehud Barak

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a sign that Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and US Middle East envoy George Mitchell are making headway in their London talks over the Middle E...

Slapping Obama, or Please God, Keep Israel from Making Peace

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Everyone who lives here is a hostage. We know it, even if we are often surprised anew by the specific people who are currently holding us hostage, staving off progress toward a future peace.

US, Israel Close To Settlement Deal: Ehud Barak

Jerusalem Post | JPOST.COM STAFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Before heading back to Israel from New York following his meeting with US Mideast envoy George Mitchell, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday mo...

Israel May Compromise On Settlements Amid Broader Peace Effort

nytimes.com | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM Israel would be open to a complete freeze of settlement building in the West Bank for three to six months as part of a broad Middle East pe...

Israel Defies Obama's Settlement Demand, Authorizes Construction Of 300 New Homes In West Bank

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In defiance of President Obama's call for a halt to all settlement growth, Israel has authorized the construction of 300 new homes in the West Bank, H...

What Arabs and Muslims Hope for From Obama Speech

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

By going to Cairo University to give a speech to the Muslim World, Barack Obama is doing something his predecessors never really understood -- Obama "gets it."

"Natural Growth": Netanyahu's Road Map to a Mid East Roadblock

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Unlike his predecessors, Obama appears no longer willing to engage in the vexing winking and nodding that has characterized American attitudes to Israeli settlement growth in the past.

Bibi on Obama and Clinton: "What The Hell Do They Want From Me?"

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Whenever the United States asks Israeli governments to do anything to advance peace with the Palestinians, Israel comes up with excuses as to why it can't.

How Would Israel Look, if Its Left Finally Died?

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

It might look just like it does.

Netanyahu's Second Chance

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Given the right political environment created, Netanyahu has the potential to advance Arab-Israeli peace negotiations significantly, and may end up surprising everyone in the process.

Labor Party Joins Netanyahu Coalition

Ha'aretz.com | By Mazal Mualem | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Labor Party Central Committee voted on Tuesday in favor of joining Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, despite vocal oppositi...

Israel: Barak, Netanyahu Agreement Emerges Over Coalition Government

Jerusalem Post | GIL HOFFMAN and JPOST STAFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Defense Minister and Labor Chairman Ehud Barak and Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu met early Tuesday morning and came to an agreement on a...

Netanyahu Given 14-Day Extension To Form Israeli Government

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Shimon Peres on Friday accorded Prime Minister-designate a 14-day extension to form a government....

The Return of Benjamin Netanyahu

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi

Throughout his campaign, the cornerstone of Netanyahu's policy toward the 'Palestinian Question' suggests an intention to deepen the conflict rather than solve it.

Netanyahu Has Got It! Good.

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It's time to let Bibi be Bibi. Let him try to govern from the right and see how well that works.

Sure the Israeli Right Won? Peace Lost? Look Closer

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

The majority vote was cast for a leadership -- the right wing -- that the public thinks can end the relationship with the most assets for Israelis and preferably no alimony at all for the spouse."

Netanyahu: Better for America, Better For Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It will be easier for President Obama to deal with Netanyahu than with the almost equally hawkish Tzipi Livni because Livni seems dedicated to ending the conflict.

It's Prime Minister Netanyahu

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Tuesday, the right wing coalition won a clear majority. It is, I believe, inevitable that President Peres will give Netanyahu the first shot at forming a government and that Bibi will succeed.

ISRAELI ELECTION RESULTS: Both Livni, Netanyahu Declare Victory

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

***UPDATE Feb 11 12:05AM*** AP reports: Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and hard-line rival Benjamin Netanyahu both claimed victory Tuesday in Israel's p...

More Miracles in Store on Israel's Election Day?

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Kloosterman

Unlike America's Obama, Israel has no great political "hero" lined up at the ballot box to save us from a nuclear Iran, Hamas terrorists in Gaza, mounting threats from the Syrians, and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Israel Needs Tzipi Livni

Shunit Harpaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shunit Harpaz

Israelis have already given Netanyahu and Barak a chance to play the prime minister role. And both of them left an after-taste of "no thanks, we wouldn't like to have you again!"

Israel's Stubborn Minority

Amy York Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy York Rubin

From first-time voting soldiers returning from Gaza to exhausted progressives, it seems like no one in Israel is satisfied with the way things have been going, or with the choices they see in front of them.

Israel's Election Day: Not a Change We Can Believe In

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

All three of Israel's candidates for Prime Minister belong to an era that should be receding behind us, not popping up in our ballot boxes again and again.