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Netanyahu Government Headed For Turmoil

AP | By DAN PERRY and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to cobble together a government dominated by nationalist and religious allies, setting the stage for...

Netanyahu Strikes Deal For New Coalition Government In Israel

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completed the formation of a new coalition late Wednesday, putting him at the helm of a h...

Israel Cannot Reform Itself and Needs Some Tough Love

Bob Herbst | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Bob Herbst

The time has now come for American and Diaspora Jews the world over to open their hearts and mouths, to speak out, and to act. It is time to administer some tough love, to persuade the Israeli people and their government that the occupation must come to an end.

Benjamin Netanyahu Says He Regrets Warning About Israeli Arabs Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he regrets issuing a warning to his supporters ahead of the country's elections last week t...

Bibi Appears Poised To Build Coalition

AP | Posted 03.23.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has secured a majority of backers in the new parliament and will now be tasked with forming the next govern...

Samantha Power: World Has to Step Up in Fight Against ISIS

Shona Murray | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Shona Murray

For us as an international community -- to be able to contest and ultimately defeat this movement -- it is going to require all hands on deck. Every country and every citizenry is going to have its own domestic debate about where they want to fit in but there cannot be free riding on the larger effort. Everyone has to dig deep and whatever they're doing now, probably over time, more is going to have to be done.

Israelis Chose Security Over Democracy

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Carlo Strenger

Most Israelis now believe that they need to choose between security and democracy, and the Israeli electorate has spoken clearly: It prefers security. As a result, Netanyahu is about to form the most extreme right-wing government in Israeli history without a centrist party that serves as a fig leaf and provides international legitimacy.

Obama White House Unmoved As Bibi Backtracks On Rejecting Two-State Solution

Reuters | Matt Spetalnick & Doina Chiacu | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied on Thursday abandoning his commitment to the eventual creation of a ...

Samantha Lachman

American Jewish Groups Largely Quiet On Netanyahu's Controversial Campaign Statements | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.19.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Many influential American Jewish organizations have avoided condemning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent controversial ...

The Tragedy of Bibi's Victory

Reut Amit | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Reut Amit

More disturbing still is the electorate's responsiveness to Bibi's racist electoral tactics, which suggests that there is an appetite for such laws among a portion of the public.

Why the Likud-GOP Alliance May Hurt Israel

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It felt like a long time since the only Americans who paid attention to elections in Israel were Middle East experts and Jews, but that has changed.

World No Longer Bound to Defend Israel Internationally

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

AMMAN -- The Israeli electorate had a choice to make. By reelecting a leader who publicly reneged on his commitments to peace and a two-state solution, they voted against peace.

Jerked Around After All These Years

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Netanyahu's position directly opposes the American policy in favor of a two-state solution that has been in place since the Six-Day War of 1967.

Palestinians Want World Pressure On Israel After Netanyahu Win

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ali Sawafta GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 18 (Reuters) - Palestinian leaders on Wednesday called for international press...

Bibi's Reelection Puts Israel On Course Of Confrontation

AP | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu's apparent reelection puts Israel on a course toward ever deeper confrontation with the world. To govern, his Li...

The Militarists and Haters Win in Israeli Elections

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Why did the progressive peace voice have so little impact in Israel? The answer to this is startling: it didn't have much electoral impact because it was almost totally absent from the discourse of the supposedly left former Labor Party which now calls itself "The Zionist Union."

How Netanyahu Swung The Israeli Election

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

By Luke Baker JERUSALEM, March 18 (Reuters) - As the dust settles on a dramatic election, the immediate questions are how Prime Minis...

Netanyahu Emerges With Slight Lead In Tight Israel Election

AP | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to fend off a strong challenge from the country's opposition leader in parliamen...

Netanyahu Claims Election A 'Great Victory' For His Party

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, March 17 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Twitter, claimed a "great victory" in Israel's election on Tuesday, after exit...

Exit Poll Results From Israel's Election Suggest Close Vote

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

By Jeffrey Heller and Dan Williams JERUSALEM, March 18 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's election after exi...

The Many Faces Of Israel Are On Display As Millions Head To Vote

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

Millions of Israelis head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in parliamentary elections that will decide their new government. The race is a tight on...

Bibi, Buji Both Want Israel to Keep It All

David Hearst | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
David Hearst

The essential precursor to any solution -- a will to recognize the equal rights of non-Jews in any of the five states that Israel controls -- is absent. Whether that refusal is best represented by a Bibi who says no concessions or a Buji whose idea of an ideal world is that Israel keeps all of the land it has occupied, I leave that for others to judge.

Key Facts About Israel And Its Election System

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Key questions about Israel's March 17 general election: ___...

Netanyahu Warns 'Arab Voters Are Going To The Polls In Droves'

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- With his political future in question, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday made a last-ditch appeal as Israelis went to the...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Democrats and Republicans Agree On Iran Nuclear Negotiations | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

A majority of Democrats and Republicans support nuclear negotiations with Iran. Trust drops for Clinton. And Americans are split over concern of gover...