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Israeli Elections

Two-States: A Moderate Solution to the Israeli-Palestine Conflict

Jesse Bogner | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Jesse Bogner

Despite what American Jews believe, Bibi is a moderate, who only because of his belief he must protect Israel, panicked and banded together with the far right to get elected. The egos of the right and left are blinding us to our commonalities.

The Palestinian Arab Citizens of Israel: Pointing the Way Forward

James Zogby | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

That the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel have fought for their rights for 67 years and continue to advance in their struggle gives me hope. As we approach this years' "Land Day," keep your eyes on this remarkable community. They do, indeed, point the way forward.

Lessons from Israel's Elections

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 03.26.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

No matter how one feels about the results of the Israeli elections, one thing is clear: U.S.-Israeli relations are veering towards a head-on collision over the issues of Iran's nuclear program and the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

Likud's Victory Is Israel's Defeat

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The damning consequences Netanyahu's new government will inflict on the country are as certain as night following day. Israel, which has been led astray by Netanyahu for so long, is fast approaching a new precipice unlike any other it has faced in years past.

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

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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?"

Israel and Her Minorities

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 03.23.2015 | World
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

If Israel wishes to be "a light unto the nations" she must put the brakes on this growing intolerant tendency towards 20 percent of its own population. The tragic consequences if she does not will be hard to stop.

Israeli President Calls For Healing After Divisive Election

AP | Posted 03.22.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Sunday that the new Israeli government will have to serve "all the citizens of Israel," and ca...

Obama Weighs In On Israel, Iran And Clemency In Huffington Post Interview

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics

The Huffington Post's full interview with President Barack Obama will be published Saturday afternoon. Obama makes his first public comments on the...

A Reality Check For Liberal Israelis

AP | Daniel Estrin | Posted 03.21.2015 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli liberals woke up after national elections with a demoralizing feeling: Most of the country, in a deep and possibly i...

Naked Bibi

James Zogby | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

In the lead up to Israel's March 17th election, Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu, fearful that he might lose his reelection bid, threw caution to the wind making blatant appeals to scare voters into returning him to office.

Netanyahu Back To Barely Pretending He Supports A Two-State Solution

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

Fresh off his party's victory in this week's parliamentary election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday walked back a statement fro...

Jon Stewart To Benjamin Netanyahu: 'How Dare You!'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.19.2015 | Comedy

Jon Stewart is warning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he might be facing a lawsuit... over stealing our election strategies. Just ...

The Israeli Election Day Shocker

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Besides all of the drama created by dissolving the Knesset and calling for early elections, what was the point if it more or less leads to the same political situation as before?

World No Longer Bound to Defend Israel Internationally

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

AMMAN -- The Israeli electorate had a choice to make. By reelecting a leader who publicly reneged on his commitments to peace and a two-state solution, they voted against peace.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Where Israel's Polls Missed (And Where They Didn't)

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

Israel's pre-election polls miss the mark. Americans continue to be more sympathetic and supportive to Israel. And back in the U.S. another poll shows...

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...

For Zion's Sake I Will Not Keep Silent

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I am engaged in the destiny of Israel because it is a profound expression of Jewish self-determination, democracy, and human rights. Is it perfect? Of course not: it's a state. Does my aching Zionist heart hope for a change in Israel's leadership? From its core.

Surviving Without the Palestinian Authority

Alaa Tartir | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Alaa Tartir

Discontinuing security collaboration and reinventing the duties of the PA as a self-governing body of the Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza are crucial to addressing the power imbalances between the occupied and the occupier.

Bibi Netanyahu -- Servant of Fear

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

He may believe that he is serving the best interests of the Jewish people, as he understands them. But more than anything, he has been a servant of fear, a tribune of reaction and, ultimately, an obstacle to any enduring or just peace.

Chuck Norris Endorses Benjamin Netanyahu

Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

On the eve of Israeli elections, Chuck Norris took to his personal YouTube account to endorse current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is pollin...

Netanyahu Implores Voters To Prevent A 'Left-Wing' Government In Israel

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2015 | World

By Maayan Lubell HAR HOMA, West Bank, March 16 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, trailing in opinion polls, used ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: What The Polls Predict For Israel's Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

As poll-watching eyes turn to the Israeli elections, the uncertainty of coalition math makes it difficult to predict the ultimate winner. First reacti...

Israeli Election Turning Into Referendum On Bibi

AP | DAN PERRY | Posted 03.14.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Deeply divided and foul of mood, Israelis are headed toward what seems like a referendum on their long-serving, silver-tongued prim...

GOP, Bibi Hurt Israel, USA

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Partisanship, extremism and obstructionism from the right in Israel or America that seeks to destroy our diplomacy only divides our alliance, endangers our security and damages America, Israel and the democratic world.

Vote for Life

Robi Damelin | Posted 03.13.2015 | World
Robi Damelin

This last week before the Israeli elections has been a roller coaster of hope laced with a good dose of despair.