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Israeli Elections

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.

The Israeli Elections and the New Right

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 02.27.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The upcoming Israeli elections, scheduled for January 22nd, seem to be a non-event. Contrary to many campaigns in the past, which always were depicted by the contestants as "crucial" and "historic," this campaign can be well defined as lukewarm, if not outright as "boring."

Israel's Leadership Vacuum

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

As a young nation, Israel's democratic system is still in the early stages of maturation, yet its governing framework has had a regressive effect on Israel's development of a functioning democracy.

In Israel, A New Generation Fighting To Dream

Stav Shaffir | Posted 12.23.2012 | Religion
Stav Shaffir

This is the challenge for our time. Grandpa Yitzhak and his generation taught us that dreams do not become reality and they don't turn into a country on their own. If we want them we'll have to fight.

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.

An Opportunity for the Israeli Opposition

Guy Ziv | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Guy Ziv

Although Israelis are not scheduled to go to the polls until fall of 2013, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is widely expected to call for early elections. Yet, Netanyahu may be more vulnerable than anticipated.

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.

"Don't Let It Sink" : Making Coffee with Mahmoud Darwish

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 02.07.2013 | World
Freddy Deknatel

Under the terror of jets and shelling, the Israeli siege of Beirut, Darwish is making coffee.

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.

Avigdor Lieberman Endorses Benjamin Netanyahu For PM

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman, meanwhile, endorsed Benjamin Netanyahu for prime minister on Thursday, all but guaranteeing that the Liku...

Israel President Peres To Decide On Governing Coalition

Al Jezeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Shimon Peres, the Israeli president, is set to begin work on deciding who will become the country's next prime minister and lead a governing coalition...

Sure the Israeli Right Won? Peace Lost? Look Closer

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

The majority vote was cast for a leadership -- the right wing -- that the public thinks can end the relationship with the most assets for Israelis and preferably no alimony at all for the spouse."

Israel Toughens Negotiating Stance With Hamas

Inter Press Service | By Mel Frykberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, Feb 16 (IPS) - Israel is toughening its negotiating stance with Hamas as the two try to hammer out a permanent ceasefire agreement. Accor...

West Bank Settlement Gets Green Light For Major Expansion

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Some 1,700 dunams of land in the northern part of Efrat were declared state land last week, paving the way for the West Bank settlement to start the p...