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World No Longer Bound to Defend Israel Internationally

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.18.2015 | 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.

Thomas Friedman: 'Hard To See How A Viable Two-State Solution Is Possible Anymore'

The New York Times | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

As the saying goes, “to err is human, to forgive is divine,” to which I’d add: “to ignore” is even more human, and the results rarely divine...

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 in I...

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 05.17.2015 | 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.

Exit Poll Results From Israel's Election Suggest Close Vote

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

By Jeffrey Heller and Dan Williams JERUSALEM, March 18 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's election after exi...

Netanyahu Reveals His Duplicity, Demagoguery and Deceit

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Should the next government end up being led by Netanyahu, every Israeli will live to mourn the demise of Israel as a democratic and Jewish state and the home of brave pioneers who made a millennium-long dream a reality.

Jessica Schulberg

Israeli-Arabs Play Unprecedented Role in Elections | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With hours left before Israeli elections results are tallied, Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Joint Arab List, has made his goal to oust c...

The Many Faces Of Israel Are On Display As Millions Head To Vote

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

Millions of Israelis head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in parliamentary elections that will decide their new government. The race is a tight on...

Bibi Netanyahu Shoots Himself in the Foot

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As of this writing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life. Having been at the top of the Israeli political lexicon for the past six years, Netanyahu is trying to make history on Tuesday, March 17.

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...

Why I No Longer Support Israel

Herb Silverman | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Herb Silverman

Israel is facing the same kind of struggle that many other countries have encountered -- between democracy and theocracy. Unfortunately, Israel has recently been headed in the wrong direction.

Netanyahu Offers Finance Ministry To Rival Days Before Election

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, March 15 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, trailing in opinion polls two days before a parliamentary election, publi...

Report: Netanyahu Canceled Intel Briefing For U.S. Senators On Iran Dangers

TIME | Massimo Calabresi | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to cancel a January briefing for U.S. Senators by his nation’s intelligence service that warned Cong...

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 Benjamin...

Let's Talk About Zionism, Not Just About Netanyahu

Abraham Gutman | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Abraham Gutman

Just like Netanyahu uses Iran over and over again to avoid discussing the real issues facing Israel, the Israeli Center-Left is using, "anyone but Bibi" to achieve the same results.

Bibi's Main Challenger Widens Lead

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2015 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, March 12 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a last-minute media blitz on Thu...

The US-Israel Relationship Has Changed Permanently

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Given that the overwhelming majority of American Jews are Democrats and Obama supporters, Netanyahu (with AIPAC's connivance) has successfully launched a wrecking ball at the foundation of Israel's support base in America.

Interim Conclusion: A Howl-inducing Step for Israelis and Palestinians (DD Versus Bibi Part 7)

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Mitchell Cohen

I heard a sigh from DD, the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove. It had taken a little longer to get back to me this time.

Keep on Moving: DD Versus BB, Part 6

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Mitchell Cohen

DD, the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove had by now outlined for me the first three steps of her "Step by Step" approach to breaking up the Middle East iceberg.

Why No Debates in Israeli Election?

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.09.2015 | World
Alan Elsner

It seems a little bizarre that Netanyahu would fly all the way to the United States to address the U.S. Congress and the American people and yet not submit himself to scrutiny by his own people through a debate.

An Ugly Week in Washington

James Zogby | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Israel may be wearing out its welcome in Europe, but that's no reason for Congress to want to join Israel's increasing isolation by jeopardizing relations with our trans-Atlantic partners. Sordid, shameful, embarrassing, demeaning, and damaging -- all in all, a pretty ugly week.

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Step by Step: DD Versus Bibi Part 5

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Mitchell Cohen

When our previous conversation was interrupted, DD the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove and critic of Netanyahu was about to present details of her "ste...

The Guts of the Netanyahu-Obama Flare-Up: The White House Versus Congress

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Allan Gerson

Whatever else one can say about Netanyahu's appearance, it has certainly raised the very big idea, long swept under the rug, that if Iran remains committed, despite pauses here and there, to supporting terrorism, its goals of regional hegemony and the destruction of Israel will never be checked, just delayed.