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Israel Elections

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 | 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.

Israeli Lawmakers Dissolve Parliament, Kick Off Election Campaign For March 17 Vote

AP | Posted 02.07.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers unanimously voted Monday to dissolve parliament, officially ending the legislature's term two years ahead of sche...

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.

Bibi Gets Extension

AP | By DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres on Saturday granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu another two weeks to form a governing coalitio...

Former Israeli FM Joins Netanyahu Coalition

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday added his first coalition partner as he works to build a new government, agree...

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.

The Once And Future King

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, The Associated Press JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was expected to win a third term Tuesday in the first electi...

With Election All But Certain, Bibi Faces Tough Decision

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- After a lackluster three-month campaign, few doubt that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to re-election. But the makeup of...

Likud Party Takes The Lead In Israel Election Polls

AP | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Final polls ahead of Israel's parliamentary elections next week show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-line bloc maintaining its l...

Palestinians Fret Over Bibi Reelection Bid

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinians have long complained that Israel's right-wing government is killing peace prospects by settling the West ...

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...

Israel's Discontents

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Mitchell Cohen

Political change within Israel is the only thing that matters. Israel's real friends abroad need to help the Jewish state turn left again.

Israeli Politics for Dummies 2013

Omri Marcus | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Omri Marcus

Here is a news flash -- nothing is going to change after the Israeli elections in a few weeks. Spoiler alert: The right wing parties will stay in powe...

Nominating Hagel Will Send a Message to Netanyahu

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

There is only one way to send a message to Israel that will be heard: it will be by nominating Hagel. It is Israel and the lobby that created the Hagel issue. Why not use it to America's advantage? And Israel's too.