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Posts Tagged: Israeli politics

September 28, 2016 11:23 am

Israel Mourns Passing of Elder Statesman Shimon Peres

JNS.org -- 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

JNS.org - 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

JNS.org - 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...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah

JNS.org -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Trump Campaign Manager Admits: ‘We Are Behind,’ Reiterates Camp...

Donald Trump's campaign manager pitched Sunday his new call to "drain the swamp" of Washington, even as she admitted Donald...


Palestinian Authority Releases Four Men Arrested for Attending Sukkot Event...

Four Palestinians arrested late last week for attending a sukkot holiday event in a West Bank settlement were freed on...

Middle East

Dozens of ISIS Militants Killed by Egyptian Airstrikes in Sinai

Around 70 Islamic State militants were killed Sunday morning after Egypt's air force struck a number of outposts in the northern Sinai peninsula, according to local reports. Most of the air...