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Nuclear Deal With Iran: Netanyahu Is Paying a Steep Price for Fanning Fear

Carlo Strenger | Posted 01.24.2014 | World
Carlo Strenger

Netanyahu has always liked to think of himself as a daring leader a la Churchill. He is about to find out that it takes more than cigars and grand rhetoric to actually become a great leader.

Prisoner Release Agonizing for Israeli Terror Victim Families

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

Outside Ofer prison, near Ramallah on Monday night, thousands of demonstrators gathered to protest the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners.

Kerry's Challenge

James Zogby | Posted 08.22.2013 | World
James Zogby

Who is Netanyahu fooling, his cabinet and government, or the U.S. president and secretary of state? This is what John Kerry will have to discern as he attempts to move forward.

It Turns Out the GOP Did Win the Election -- In Israel

Oren Frank | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Oren Frank

Considering the fact that the new Israeli government is practically a Republican regime, it was surprising to see how President Obama seemed happy in his visit to Israel.

The Anti-Hagel Gambits: Clever, But Not Really That Clever

William Bradley | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
William Bradley

So what does all this latest angry maneuvering around former Senator Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense amount to? Not that much, actually.

The Tea Party-Ization of the Israeli Right

Guy Ziv | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Guy Ziv

The similarities between the leverage of the American tea party movement on the Republican party and the growing influence of the religious nationalist ideologues in Israel is striking.

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.

Netanyahu Scrambles To Keep His Job

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's election has put a suave former TV news anchor and political novice in the role of kingmaker, and he has signaled he will u...

Netanyahu's Coalition Loss May Usher in an "Israeli Spring"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud/Beitenu right wing slate limped across the Israeli electoral finish line, leaving a trail of lost Knesset seats in its wake and the loss of incalculable political fortune. It will surely represent a personal rebuke and a vote of popular no confidence in Netanyahu's leadership.

Key Parties In Israel's Election

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

Summary of the main political parties competing in Israel's parliamentary elections. Exit polls show a small majority for Prime Minister Benjamin Neta...

Welcome the Winner/Loser Benjamin Netanyahu

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Today's election result in Israel is not just a personal humiliation for Netanyahu, it may be the beginning of a realignment of Israeli politics, and with it the end of the Likud party as we have known it until now.

Obama and Netanyahu -- The Saga Continues

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

As American policy, as well as that of the European Union, continues to be based on the two-state solution, Netanyahu will have to confront this issue head on, and very early in his second term.

Israeli Politics for Dummies 2013

Omri Marcus | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Omri Marcus

Here is a news flash -- nothing is going to change after the Israeli elections in a few weeks. Spoiler alert: The right wing parties will stay in powe...

Neocons Against Chuck Hagel: The Independent Senator Who Wouldn't Genuflect

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Maybe Chuck Hagel isn't the right man to head the Defense Department. If so, it isn't because he is an anti-Semite. Let's have an honest and civil debate over his qualifications for the office. Israel loses when its American supporters resort to demagoguery allegedly on its behalf.

A Field Guide to the Current Middle East Mess, Part Deux

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The ever-present turmoil in the Middle East compels a second edition of my Field Guide to the Middle East Mess.

Middle East: The Perpetual War and The Peace Mirage

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

Anyone who thinks that there is a possibility of peace between Israelis and Palestinians is either delusional or just hasn't been paying close attention to that part of world for the last 65 years.

Netanyahu Suddenly Seems Vulnerable

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who appeared to be cruising to re-election a few weeks ago, suddenly appears vulnerable a...

Israeli Opponents Of Iran Strike Sidelined In Vote

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Nov 27 (Reuters) - At least two key advisers helping hold Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...

A Plea to My Israeli Brothers and Sisters to Unite

Matt Adler | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Matt Adler

I am an American Jew. I regularly attend synagogue. I speak Hebrew. I've been to Israel several times. And I care deeply about the future of not only my country, but also that of the State of Israel. And that's why I'm asking centrist and left-wing Israelis to unite.

Why Israel Won't Attack Syria

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 01.12.2013 | World
Brent E. Sasley

The argument that Israel would become involved is similar to the notion that Turkey will soon be drawn into Syria because of cross-border violence. That argument has been effectively disproved, and we can follow similar logic for explaining why Israel won't, either.

The Biberman Deal: A Threat to Israeli Democracy and Security

Guy Ziv | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Guy Ziv

Time will tell whether Netanyahu's gambit will pay off at the polls or result in a net loss of seats for his party. What is certain is that, in elevating Lieberman's status, he is effectively putting Israel's strategic interests in jeopardy while threatening the democratic fabric of society.

The Israel Elections: Expect More Surprises

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The latest political drama in always dramatic Israel deals with the decision by PM Netanyahu to call early elections, almost a year ahead of time, and with what has already transpired since then, and what is still in store.

Reports: Israel's Likud To Merge With Ultranationalists

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 12.25.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister announced Thursday that he was joining forces with his hard-line foreign minister in upcoming elections, ins...

Netanyahu Creates a Big New Government to Do Nothing But Survive

James Zogby | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
James Zogby

Don't hold your breath expecting big things, either bad or good, from this big new government. Expect, instead, business as usual.

Netanyahu's Political Coup -- and What About Iran and the Palestinians?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Political survival, not Iran, was uppermost on PM Netanyahu's mind when he called for early elections in Israel just a few days ago, as well as when he pulled a brilliant trick out of his sleeve and co-opted the Kadima Party in his coalition.