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Netanyahu's New Israeli Government Faces A World Of Problems

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.10.2015 | World

Each week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we spoke with Moaz Rosenthal, a politi...

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 Launches Airstrike On Syria Border

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Isr...

Palestinian Teen's Name Taken Off Israeli Terror Memorial At Family's Request

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

Just hours after Israel announced that a murdered Palestinian teenager would be added to an official memorial for victims of terrorism, authorities re...

Israel Adds Palestinian Teen To Terror Victim Memorial, Sparking Praise And Protest

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

A Palestinian teenager who was kidnapped and murdered by suspected Israeli extremists last year has been included in an official Israeli memorial for ...

Police: Palestinian Rams Car Into Bus Stop, Killing Israeli

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, April 16 (Reuters) - Police said on Thursday a Palestinian whose car struck people at a Jerusalem bus stop, killing an Israeli, appeared ...

Ethnic Tensions Between Israeli Jews Fuel Netanyahu Victory

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 04.04.2015 | World

ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel (AP) — Israel's visceral election campaign has exposed a rift that many here thought had long subsided — the deep-seated schi...

Netanyahu: Israeli Cabinet United In Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he and his Cabinet are united in "strongly opposing" an emerging framework agreement...

Israel To Stop Withholding Palestinian Tax Revenues

AP | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' appli...

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).

Netanyahu's Hard-Right Shift To Win Election Presents Troubles Ahead

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

By Luke Baker and Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, March 18 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory i...

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 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...

Israeli Opposition Leader Will Make 'Every Effort' To Form New Government

AP | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog is refusing to concede defeat in Israel's closely fought parliamentary election. Herzog t...

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...

Netanyahu Steps Up Fight To Survive After Tanking In Polls

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, March 14 (Reuters) - Flagging in opinion polls before Tuesday's election in Israel, Prime Minister Be...

Israeli Opposition Takes Solid Lead In Last Polls Before Election

Reuters | Luke Baker | Posted 03.13.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, March 13 (Reuters) - Israel's center-left opposition is poised for an upset victory in national elections next week, with the last opinion ...

Peace Barely Earns A Mention In Israel's Election

Reuters | Luke Baker | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, March 11 (Reuters) - In a rare TV debate ahead of Israel's tightly contested election on March 17, eight party leaders from across the...

Israel's Chief Rabbinate Backs Down On Christmas Tree Ban

Religion News Service | Michele Chabin | Posted 03.09.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has backed down on its long-standing prohibition against placing Christmas trees in the country’s hotels,...

Tens Of Thousands Attend Anti-Netanyahu Rally In Tel Aviv

AP | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis are gathering at a Tel Aviv square under the banner "Israel wants change" and calling for Prim...

Netanyahu Takes Campaign Against Iran Deal To Jerusalem Holy Site

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2015 | World

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu took his campaign against a nuclear deal with...

Former Israeli Spy Chief Slams Netanyahu's Handling Of Iran Threat

AP | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A former chief of Israel's Mossad spy agency is slamming the prime minister's handling of the Iranian nuclear threat. Ahead of Ben...

Netanyahu Faces New Scandal Over Alleged Lavish Expenses

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 04.19.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- With Israeli elections looming and the region in turmoil, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself once more enmeshed in a go...

Israel: Hezbollah Does Not Want Border Clash To Escalate

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

By Dan Williams and Laila Bassam JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Israel and Hezbollah signaled on Thursday their rare f...

Why Obama-Netanyahu Fracas Is About Politics in Israel, Not Iran

Martin van Creveld | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Martin van Creveld

Most people think that the recent fracas between Jerusalem and Washington is about Iran. They are wrong. Israel has what it takes to turn much of Iran into a radioactive desert. Nor are the mullahs unaware of that fact. It is about Netanyahu playing the Jewish-American card for the upcoming elections in Israel.