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Posts Tagged: Israeli politics

November 25, 2016 3:06 am

Bibi vs. Ben-Gurion: The Good, the Bad and the Remarkable

"When you compare his [Netanyahu’s] lack of actual achievements compared to Ben-Gurion, whose record he’s eclipsed, it’s embarrassing." -- Jeff Barak, "Reality Check: An empty record," The Jerusalem...

October 26, 2016 7:15 am

‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Explains Israel’s Electoral System to Talk-Show Host Jimmy Kimmel

Famed Israeli actress Gal Gadot contrasted the Israeli and American electoral systems during an interview on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night, saying that the US process is "not...

September 28, 2016 11:23 am

Israel Mourns Passing of Elder Statesman Shimon Peres -- Israel mourned the death of former president Shimon Peres Wednesday, as leaders from across the country's political spectrum paid tribute to the last of the Jewish...

August 15, 2016 7:15 am

Baseless Israeli Self-Hatred

On the eve of Tisha B'Av, which marks the destruction of the First Temple by the Babylonians and the Second Temple by the Romans, most...

January 27, 2015 1:18 pm

Former Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz Retires From Politics - Kadima party leader and former Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz announced on Tuesday that he is retiring from politics and will not run in March's...

January 6, 2015 5:34 pm

Poll: 49 Percent of Israelis Want Netanyahu to Remain Prime Minister

A Channel 1 poll released on Monday revealed that 49 percent of Israeli voters believe current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should keep his...

January 5, 2015 11:00 am

Study: IDF is Israeli Public’s Most Trusted Institution - The 2014 Israeli Democracy Index study, which was published Sunday and submitted to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, showed that the Israel Defense Forces...

December 30, 2014 1:54 pm

‘Slaughter The Jews’ Amulet Stolen From Controversial College Art Exhibition

Officials at Sapir College in Sderot are investigating the possible theft of an amulet from a provocative art display, Israel's NRG News said Tuesday. "The...

December 26, 2014 10:22 am

Report: Israeli Police Investigating Major Political Corruption Charges

AP - Israel's police said Wednesday they are investigating dozens of public figures and politicians in a major corruption case that could impact upcoming elections. Police...

December 22, 2014 1:09 pm

Haaretz Commentator Gideon Levy Arrested for ‘Spitting’ at Israeli Soldiers”

Israeli police on Monday arrested Gideon Levy, the well-known columnist for the left-wing Haaretz newspaper, for allegedly spitting at and cursing Israeli soldiers at a...

December 15, 2014 3:49 pm

New Poll Shows Netanyahu Opening Strong Lead Over Rivals as Election Battle Intensifies

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pulling ahead of his main rival, Labor Party head Yitzhak Herzog, according to a new poll on the country's...

December 5, 2014 2:59 pm

Israel’s ‘Hair’ Star Rips Haaretz After Criticism of His Support for IDF Troops (VIDEO)

Israeli stage actor, Oz Zahavi, set to lead in an upcoming remake of the iconic musical, "Hair," has slammed an op-ed in the left-of-center...

October 15, 2013 8:49 am

Choosing the Next Mayor of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is one of the most colorful and contentious cities in the world. It is the spiritual heart of the Jewish people. It is a...

July 12, 2013 8:24 am

Israel’s Leaders Must Speak with One Voice

In recent months, there has been mounting indiscriminate criticism of Prime Minister Netanyahu's policies by government officials. Although such behavior has been a feature of...


Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017 -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced...

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, By Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 411 pp. Finally, the student of...


Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’ - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...


‘Proud’ Jewish Actor Andrew Garfield Winning Plaudits for Playing Chris...

American-British Jewish actor Andrew Garfield is drawing critical acclaim for his portrayal of Christians in two potential Oscar candidate films. Garfield,...


Israel Signs Trilateral Research and Development Pact With Greece, Cyprus -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the leaders of Cyprus and Greece on Thursday in Jerusalem as the three nations signed a research and development agreement to advance...

Middle East

Six Dead in Bombing Attack Near Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt

At least six people have been killed in a bomb attack on a road leading to the Great Pyramid of Giza - a tourist attraction popular with British holiday-makers.