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Posts Tagged: Israeli politics

March 13, 2018 3:18 pm

Israeli Government Ends Feud That Sparked Snap Election Talk

Israel's government settled a dispute on Tuesday that had threatened its survival and prompted speculation that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seeking a snap election...

March 13, 2018 1:13 pm

Israelis Divided Over Military Drafting of Ultra-Orthodox Jews

A decades-old exemption of ultra-Orthodox Jews from compulsory military service is a deeply divisive issue in Israel at the heart of a cabinet crisis that could lead...

March 12, 2018 1:33 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Urges Feuding Coalition to Remain Intact

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly urged his feuding coalition partners on Monday to remain in the government, despite speculation he was seeking its collapse...

March 8, 2018 2:51 pm

Not Indispensable, But Also Not Easily Replaced – For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s legion of critics, it was all just a big distraction from the main event. As far as they...

February 25, 2018 12:37 pm

Amid Host of Corruption Probes, Netanyahu’s Likud Party Continues to Gain in Polls – Amid a host of ongoing corruption investigations potentially implicating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close associates, Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party continues to gain popularity, Israel’s...

February 20, 2018 4:34 pm

Dysfunctional Politics and Disgraceful Behavior

The criminal charges recommended by the Israel Police against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the politicians’ and media’s reactions amount to perhaps the most scandalous...

February 15, 2018 9:03 am

Likud, Netanyahu Supporters Say Prime Minister Will Survive - Just as President Donald Trump overcame the media and left-wing establishment to win the US election despite his bluster and personal baggage, so too...

December 12, 2017 12:56 pm

Some on Israeli Left Slant Right Amid Changing Political Map - Avi Gabbay, a leader of Israel’s political left -- and presumably one of the top challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- has surprised...

December 5, 2017 3:55 am

Israeli Prime Ministerial Hopeful Avi Gabbay: We Should Scare Our Enemies, Instead of Letting Them Scare Us

Turmoil is the new status quo in the halls of the Knesset, amid a number of deepening police investigations into corruption allegations against Israeli Prime...

October 23, 2017 12:52 pm

How the Israeli Left Views the Palestinians - Some Jewish institutions in America are under siege these days, and their principal critics aren’t neo-Nazis. Despite the clear leftward tilt of a large...

August 7, 2017 3:07 pm

Palestinian Authority Official Expresses Hope Mounting Legal Troubles Will Lead to Israeli PM’s Ouster; Netanyahu: It Won’t Happen

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s mounting legal troubles have become the center of attention in Israel, and now Palestinian officials are chiming in as well. One unnamed...

July 28, 2017 10:30 am

The Temple Mount: No Longer in Our Hands?

"It is extremely important that a solution to the current crisis be found by Friday this week…The dangers on the ground will escalate if we...

July 21, 2017 11:46 am

Temple Mount Attack and the Demise of the ‘One-State’ Theory

"Extending Israeli sovereignty over Judea-Samaria (and eventually over the Gaza Strip) is indeed a necessary condition for ensuring the ability of Israel to endure as...

June 30, 2017 10:10 am

Israel’s Opposition Aids Delegitimizers

"We are undergoing a process of fascistization of Israeli politics. These are hard words but they are true. Artists, actors and playwrights are under threat,...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...