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Israel Elections

Israel Votes in the Eye of a Storm

Ben Barber | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Ben Barber

Even the Mediterranean beaches which once saw Arab terrorists come ashore to kill Israelis lacked any ominous shadows. The week of the election it was still too cold for swimmers. But hundreds of surfers in wet suits rode the waves as if in a peaceful invasion from the sea.

The Middle East, Unraveling: And Your Solution Is...?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Tell me again: Whose side are we on this time?...

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...

Israel's Victory of Fear

Shlomo Ben-Ami | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Shlomo Ben-Ami

TEL AVIV -- The Israeli right's current political dominance is fed by a widespread yearning for Jewish roots, a deep-seated fear of Arabs, and an uncompromising mistrust of a "world," the so-called international community, with which Jews have a centuries-old dispute. The left's yearning for peace is seen as naive, if not an exercise in political lunacy (and in either case an unpardonable betrayal of Jewish identity).

John Boehner To Visit Israel After Netanyahu Election Victory

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

JERUSALEM, March 20 (Reuters) - Republican John Boehner, the speaker of the U.S. Congress and an ardent backer of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Neta...

Samantha Lachman

American Jewish Groups Largely Quiet On Netanyahu's Controversial Campaign Statements

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.19.2015 | Religion

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

Netanyahu Urges Right-Wing Parties To Form Government 'Without Delay'

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, March 18 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, claiming victory for his Likud party in a close-call election on Tuesday, s...

Jessica Schulberg

Israeli-Arabs Play Unprecedented Role in Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With hours left before Israeli elections results are tallied, Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Joint Arab List, has made his goal to oust c...

Bibi's Main Challenger Widens Lead

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2015 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, March 12 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a last-minute media blitz on Thu...

Jessica Schulberg

Benjamin Netanyahu Using Congressional Address In New Campaign Ad, Just As Critics Warned

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session o...

New Netanyahu Ad Likens PM To David Ben-Gurion

Benjamin Hart | Posted 02.22.2015 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new campaign ad compares the leader's defiance in seeking to address the U.S. Congress despite White House...

Bibi Is Getting Sued By A Jordanian Rapper

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.18.2015 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the latest politician to get into trouble for an ill-advised song choice while campaigning. In a rece...

Samantha Lachman

Benjamin Netanyahu Accused Of Election Ploy In Backlash Over New Settlements

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Political observers to the left of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are calling a release of bids for the construction of new housing u...

Farce or Fever? US Elex vs. Israel Elex

Leah Stern | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Leah Stern

If you ask the average Israeli what an average American election looks like, they would probably say longer lines for cheeseburgers at McDonalds than at the polls.

Are Israel's Early Elections About Anything Other Than Politics?

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.06.2014 | World

Israel’s outspoken Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday fired his finance minister, Yair Lapid, and justice minister, Tzipi Livni, and call...

Netanyahu Calls Early Elections

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacked his finance and justice ministers on Tuesday, signaling the...

Israel Post Elections -- a Mixture of Views

Alan Miller | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Alan Miller

Israel still embodies so many of the contradictions and challenges of a nation forged in a previous era. While there is some enthusiasm for Yair Lapid and Yesh Atid, it remains to be seen how many of these core issues will be resolved.

Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Parties To Unite Against Centrists

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2013 | World

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Israeli Ultra-Orthodox parties said on Friday they would band together to fight for...

Obama 2, Netanyahu 0

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

While the Israeli election did not change anything in terms of Israeli policy, it did severely weaken Prime Minister Netanyahu vis a vis President Obama. From now on, Netanyahu's confrontational rhetoric directed at Washington will sound tinny. It is Obama who holds the winning cards.

Israelis Surprise: A Settler Votes for Labor, a Bedouin for Bennett

Anav Silverman | Posted 03.25.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

There are Israeli voters who made some surprising and rather unexpected choices for political candidates on Tuesday, January 22.

Netanyahu's Coalition Loss May Usher in an "Israeli Spring"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud/Beitenu right wing slate limped across the Israeli electoral finish line, leaving a trail of lost Knesset seats in its wake and the loss of incalculable political fortune. It will surely represent a personal rebuke and a vote of popular no confidence in Netanyahu's leadership.

Welcome the Winner/Loser Benjamin Netanyahu

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Today's election result in Israel is not just a personal humiliation for Netanyahu, it may be the beginning of a realignment of Israeli politics, and with it the end of the Likud party as we have known it until now.

Obama's Alleged Netanyahu Criticism Spices Up Israeli Election

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Long-strained ties between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama sprang to the fore of Is...

Israeli Arabs: Meh

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

By Jihan Abdalla UMM EL-FAHM, Israel, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Disillusioned, disappointed and divided, Israeli Arab voters will traipse to ...

About That Whole Iran Thing...

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

By Crispian Balmer JERUSALEM, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a simple message as he seeks a third term in o...