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Israeli Elections

Netanyahu's 'Mr. Security' Mirage

Aaron Mann | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Aaron Mann

Netanyahu's ongoing Congressional speech fiasco is only the most recent example, whereby he has weakened Israeli security on multiple fronts. In choosing to publicly challenge President Obama on his home turf, the Prime Minister has further eroded their personal relationship -- a feat that seemed nearly impossible.

Netanyahu's Legacy: A Fractured Israel and a Divided America

James Zogby | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

In a few days, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will mount the podium of the U.S. Congress to speak before a joint session of the House and Senate. He will use the occasion to blast Iran and issue dire warnings about the current US-led negotiations designed to limit Iran's nuclear program.

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...

Benjamin Netanyahu Hires Top Defense Attorney For Possible Corruption Case

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.22.2015 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hired a well-known lawyer described in the Israeli press as a "specialist in white-collar crime" to repr...

White House Looks To Undercut Netanyahu Speech

AP | MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjami...

'The Ballot Is Stronger Than the Bullet'

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.19.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Israeli general election, scheduled for March 17, can be fateful for the Israeli Arabs. If they want equal distribution of resources to improve their socioeconomic conditions, fully integrate into Israeli society, and contribute constructively to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, they must now fully exercise their right to vote and not squander this historic opportunity.

Israel's Shallow Campaign Discourse

Tal Schneider | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
Tal Schneider

Until the media wake up and find a creative way to demand that Netanyahu provide relevant answers to the many questions currently left unanswered and demand the publication of a socio-economic platform, the Israeli public will continue to wish for serious treatment of these issues -- but it won't get one.

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...

Netanyahu Betrays What's Best for Israel

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.29.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Netanyahu must understand that the eventual normalization of relations between the U.S. and Iran is the best way by which to eliminate the Iranian threat. Therefore, if there is any chance, however small, that such an agreement will stand the test of time, it must be explored. The alternative is leaving Iran free to redouble its effort to reach the nuclear threshold.

Women Shaking Up Elections in Israel

Elana Maryles Sztokman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Elana Maryles Sztokman

It's still too soon to know what the final Knesset will look like. But what is for sure is that calls for gender change are echoing everywhere and are getting harder for the male establishment to ignore. Regardless of the final tally, the fact that feminists are having such a presence is nothing short of exciting.

Choosing Between a Novel Promise or New Peril

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.09.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Given the dramatically changing political dynamic between them in recent days, the Israelis and Palestinians have now, as in the past, only one choice to make -- they must coexist.

Samantha Lachman

Benjamin Netanyahu's Re-election No Sure Thing In A Volatile Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- Three-term Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the power of incumbency as Israel heads to the polls in mid-March. But politica...

Israel Moves Ahead With Early Election

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed on Wednesday for a "clear ...

Palestinians boycott Israeli elections in Jerusalem again

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Once again Palestinians living in Jerusalem have made a powerful political statement about the future of the holy city. Israel's leading daily newspa...

Jewish Black Magic And The Raging Battle For Israel's Soul

Nicholas Saidel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Nicholas Saidel

An old saying within the Israeli political establishment goes something like this: "You haven't made it in Israeli politics until you've been cursed by the Pulsa Dinura." The latest such threat is a conjuring-of-last-resort by those within the ultra-Orthodox community who feel sidelined.

American-Born Member Of Israeli Parliament On U.S. Speaking Tour

Beth Kissileff | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Beth Kissileff

Though Lipman no longer holds an American passport, he says the values he learned in the U.S., such as "tolerance" and being able to "live at peace even if we disagree," have contributed to who he is today.

The Naked King And The Speech

Uri Zaki | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Uri Zaki

When he arrives in Israel next month, President Obama will have a new and promising partner for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Israeli people.

Israeli Elections and Foreign Investors

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
Efraim Chalamish

As analysts and investors look carefully at the result of recent Israeli elections , they should not get distracted by endless discussions about Middle East politics and military draft. They may want to hone on the government's annual returns. The devil is in the details.

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.

Israeli Elections and Palestinian Negotiations

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
Alan Dershowitz

The current combination of factors -- the centrist tilt of the Israeli election, the reelection of President Obama and the recognition by the United Nations of Palestine as an observer-state -- makes this a propitious time for negotiations.

Israel's Elections Results: It's the Socio-Economics, Stupid!

Avi Ben-Hur | Posted 03.25.2013 | World
Avi Ben-Hur

Whatever coalition government will be formed, there is no doubt that the socio-economic issues will have to be dealt with. It is the will of the people.

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...

Obama's Second Term and His Middle East Legacy

Lara Friedman | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Lara Friedman

President Obama has a choice of two options and two potential legacies. He can act decisively and save the two-state solution, or, he can take shelter in well-worn excuses and let it die.

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.

Israel's Election (and Settlements) Are Killing the Two-State Solution

Alan Elsner | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Alan Elsner

Israel's upcoming Jan. 22 parliamentary election had been expected to be a status quo affair leading to an easy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Instead, it's turned into a race to the extreme right that is threatening to kill the two-state solution. And Washington seems oblivious.