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Ori Wertman is a PhD candidate and research assistant at the International Centre for Policing and Security at the University of South Wales, UK, and an Adjunct Researcher at the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa, Israel. He was a foreign affairs and political adviser to former Labor Party chairman Isaac Herzog, former deputy chairman of the Labor Party Youth, and was a candidate on the Labor Knesset list.

ARTICLES BY: Ori Wertman

April 28, 2021 12:20 pm

Exploring the Political Reality in Israel

The State of Israel is in a political crisis. There is no doubt about that. In the last two years, four election campaigns have been...

March 31, 2021 1:19 pm

2021 Israeli Elections: Extremists Became Stronger — and There’s Still No Alternative to Netanyahu

The 2021 Israeli election ended -- once again -- without a clear outcome. Although the right-wing bloc won 59 seats (if you include Naftali Bennett), a...

March 18, 2021 12:45 pm

I’m a Proud ‘Mapainik’ — But This Time I’m Voting for Netanyahu

To be honest, I have never voted for Netanyahu and the Likud. I would prefer to vote for a center-wing party, headed by an experienced...

March 11, 2021 1:50 pm

The Palestinian Issue Is Absent From the 2021 Israeli Elections

Even before the elections to the current Knesset, we made it clear to the electorate at every opportunity that we prefer a Jewish state, even...

February 3, 2021 8:15 am

Why a Center-Left Coalition Would Help Netanyahu

The new Knesset elections will take place in about two months. Likud, which receives about 30 seats in the polls, continues to lead safely and...

January 31, 2021 9:36 am

Will Arab Voters Give Netanyahu the Victory?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent speech in Nazareth and his courtship of Israeli Arabs' votes constitute a tremendous strategic change for him. Only six years ago,...

January 26, 2021 5:09 am

The Tragic End of Israel’s Labor Party

The Labor Party, the party that established the State of Israel, has reached its tragic end. These are sad days for the Israeli political system, in...

December 13, 2020 4:09 am

The Imminent Collapse of Israel’s Center-Left Bloc

The Israeli political system is once again at a boiling point. If there are no surprises, in mid-March 2021 elections will be held in Israel...


Israel, Major Nations to Stick to Vaccine Booster Plans Despite WHO Call

Germany, France and Israel will go ahead with plans to administer COVID-19 vaccine boosters, disregarding an appeal by the World Health Organization to hold off until more people are vaccinated around the...

Middle East

Israeli Officials, Human Rights Activists Condemn EU for Envoy Appearance a...

Israeli officials and human rights activists criticized the presence of a top European Union diplomat seated immediately behind senior leaders...

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