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Posts Tagged: Israeli politics

May 11, 2018 12:37 pm

Popularity of Israel’s Netanyahu Rises as Iran Tension Flares

Israel's tough stance on Iran has boosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's popularity at home, and he can expect more good press in the coming days...

April 29, 2018 12:37 pm

Poll Shows Zionist Union Under Leadership of Ex-IDF Chief Gantz Would Challenge Likud

Israel's embattled center-left Zionist Union party would double its number of Knesset seats in the next election if former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz...

March 27, 2018 3:39 pm

Netanyahu Spokesman Confirms PM Taken to Hospital for Tests

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to hospital on Tuesday to undergo tests after suffering from a high fever and a cough, his spokesman...

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...


Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...


EU Denies It Is Planning to Offer Financial Aid to Iran to Preserve Nuclear...

Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperiled Iranian nuclear deal...


Israeli Defense Minister, Arab MK in Ferocious War of Words

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli-Arab Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh conducted a ferocious war of words on Sunday following a controversy over the injury of an Arab demonstrator...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...