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Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw the first conservative government reelected to a second term in the U.K. since Margaret Thatcher's. Returns showed David Cameron winning easily, with Labour and the Liberal Democrats losing big. But the other clear losers were the pollsters, along with anyone who believed their predictions of a virtual tie. Pollsters are not exactly on a roll. In March, polls wrongly showed a dead-heat in Israel between the Zionist Union party and Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud, which, in fact, won handily. And here at home, polls in the 2014 midterms overestimated Democrats in Senate races by four percent. As three new candidates -- Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson -- tossed their hats into the crowded presidential ring this week, it's a good time to remind ourselves about the folly of breathless poll-obsessed political coverage. It's the people, not the polls, that matter. And focusing on the horse race at the expense of debating real issues makes losers of us all.

The Likud, the Zionist Union, and the (Israeli) President

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Before we go about celebrating our victories or mourning our defeats, let's pause for a minute and think, "What is it we're really trying to achieve here?"

Netanyahu Won the Israeli Election by Stealing Conservative Votes, Not Liberal Ones

John A. Tures | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Conservatives believe that Israel's Likud defeated the liberal Zionist Union. But the evidence shows that's not the case. Benjamin Netanyahu was able to pick up 12 more seats, almost entirely at the expense of other conservative parties, with a shift to the right.

Netanyahu Victory Leaves Damage In Its Wake

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strong showing in national elections this week has come with a price: He has man...

Jessica Schulberg

Palestinian Authority Wants Avigdor Lieberman Arrested For Endorsing Murder Of Arabs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the latest display of crumbling Israeli-Palestinian relations, the Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Ministry called for Avigdor Lieb...

Samantha Lachman

Citizens Jewnited: Meet The Israeli Grassroots Group Seeking To Unseat Netanyahu

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A nonpartisan grassroots group in Israel has come under fire from conservative Jews -- in both Israel and in the U.S. -- for using Ameri...

Israel's Future

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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'Our Soldiers Are The Only Innocents In Gaza': Here's What Israel's Far-Right Is Saying

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

Want to understand the political mood in an increasingly militant Israel? Meet Moshe Feiglin, a West Bank settler who is one of eight deputy speakers ...

Democrats Still Need Jews, and Vice-Versa

Shai Franklin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Shai Franklin

Jewish Democrats have their work cut out for them, within both the Democratic Party and the Jewish community. But the work remains useful to the former, critical to the latter, and indispensable to the Jewish State.

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...

Israeli Lawmaker Makes Shocking Comment About Refugees

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

Miri Regev, a member of the Israeli parliament from the right-wing Likud Party, told protesters during a public demonstration on Wednesday that Sudane...

Israel's New Coalition: Much Ado About Nothing

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Rather than pat himself on the back for creating a strong coalition, Netanyahu should strive to create a strong Israel. That, however, would require peace. And peace requires ending the occupation. That will not happen under this prime minister.

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.

Israel Shuts Down Dovish Radio Station

AP | By AMY TEIBEL | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel has ordered the shutdown of a dovish Israeli-Palestinian radio station, officials and the station's operators said on Sunday. The...

Israeli Sanctions On US Proposed By Likud Minister Yossi Peled

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a sign of growing concern in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government over US President Barack Obama's Middle East policies, Minister-without...

Kadima 'Shadow Government' Formed Under Livni

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Kadima leader Tzipi Livni finally formed a "government" on Monday, seven months after failing to build a real coalition when she had the opportunity t...

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.

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.

What Hamas Has Wrought

Edgar M. Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edgar M. Bronfman

The crucial point about Hamas that is always overlooked is that at every point in their interaction with Israel and peace-seeking Palestinians, they have chosen the path of armed aggression.

Israeli Elections: Do They Really Matter?

Aaron David Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aaron David Miller

In the end, regardless of who wins, Obama's domestic priorities, bad peace process options, and Israel's inherent caution are unlikely to generate any wild surprises.

Hopeful, But Not Optimistic

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

It is difficult to be optimistic. But I can be hopeful that, with the appointment of George Mitchell, the region is getting what may very well be its last best chance at securing peace.

Israeli Elections: Terror as Top Concern

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

With less than a week to go before elections in Israel, the three main rivals are locked in fierce debate not about whether the devastating war in Gaza went too far, but whether it went far enough.

Gaza War Strengthens Israeli Hard-Liners

Nytimes.com | ISABEL KERSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- With two weeks to go before the Israeli elections, the politicians who seem to have benefited the most from the military offensive agains...