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Despite Victory, Netanyahu Is Struggling To Form Coalition

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — With a resounding election victory last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to have an easy path toward quickly...

Israel's Netanyahu Warns Partners Amid Coalition Crisis

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's fractious coalition government seems headed for a breakup that could spark new elections against a backdrop of security tu...

New Israeli Government Formed

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister has notified the country's president that he has succeeded in forming a government. Benjamin Netanyahu pres...

Bibi's Coalition First In Decades To Exclude Ultra-Orthodox Parties

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Forced to rely on the support of two fast-rising rivals in his new governing coalition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now faces ...

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...

Inside the Israeli Elections

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 01.24.2013 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

What comes next in the political horse-trading necessary to create a governing coalition will be interesting and Netanyahu has many possibilities.

Israel's Leadership Vacuum

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

As a young nation, Israel's democratic system is still in the early stages of maturation, yet its governing framework has had a regressive effect on Israel's development of a functioning democracy.

Implications of the Coalition Political Deal in Israel

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 07.11.2012 | World
Robert K. Lifton

The new coalition brings with it opportunity for Israel to make necessary and desirable changes in the internal structure of their political systems and programs and external changes in their relationships with the Palestinians and the Arab nations.

Bibi Unveils Unity Government

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and DAN PERRY | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Now backed by a parliamentary supermajority, Benjamin Netanyahu has tremendous room to maneuver on Israel's most pressing issues: pe...

Welcome to Israel's Seasonal Political Charade

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

To overcome Israel's debilitating political party structure, there is an urgent need to support the creation of a single party consisting of the left and left-of-center parties.

A Call for Livable Futures

Rela Mazali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rela Mazali

What to do when the country I live in totally loses its compass? I have watched Israel present itself as a respectable member of the club of developed countries. It is time for us all to hold it to that claim.

Israel To Vote On Easing Gaza Blockade

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel is likely to significantly ease the land blockade of Gaza in coming days in an effort to blunt the international outcry over ...

US troops and Israel

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Israeli PR Ministry Mocks Foreign Journalists (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Israeli government website has shown adverts that depict foreign journalists as stupid and condescending, reportedly as part of an initiative to im...

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Benjamin Netanyahu, one of Israel's most controversial political figures, is favored to win the election for prime minister over Tzipi Livni. Netany...