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‘Mexican standoff’ gave Netanyahu his win

‘Mexican standoff’ gave Netanyahu his win

Analysis: By refusing to throw his lot in with Lapid, Saar effectively made the PM the inevitable choice to form the next government; he had… Read More ›

Netanyahu to meet Bennett Thursday, vows to seek end to ‘cycle of elections’

Netanyahu to meet Bennett Thursday, vows to seek end to ‘cycle of elections’

Officially tasked with forming government, Likud leader reportedly trying to enlist ‘defectors;’ also said considering coalition backed from outside by both Smotrich, Ra’am’s Abbas  … Read More ›

Netanyahu’s trial is a divided Israel’s challenge – editorial

Netanyahu’s trial is a divided Israel’s challenge – editorial

Unfortunately, the recent election and the Netanyahu trial have made it appear that Israel is split between pro-Bibi and anti-Bibi camps.   While Prime Minister… Read More ›

Do not write off Netanyahu just yet

Do not write off Netanyahu just yet

Opinion: The veteran master of tricks and shticks is starting to run out of new material and the latest alleged talks regarding making him ‘President… Read More ›

After day in court, Netanyahu rails at prosecutors, alleging ‘coup attempt’

After day in court, Netanyahu rails at prosecutors, alleging ‘coup attempt’

PM says probe against him was illegally opened with goal of removing him from power, claims cops, prosecutors trying ‘to trample democracy… attempting to annul… Read More ›

Netanyahu as president supported by Knesset majority – Likud source

Netanyahu as president supported by Knesset majority – Likud source

PM’s departure could allow new party leader to build stable 73-MK coalition.   A majority of the MKs who will be sworn in to the… Read More ›

Netanyahu’s trial may not be decided in court

Netanyahu’s trial may not be decided in court

Analysis: As the prime minister’s corruption trial is getting underway in Jerusalem, the defendant is busy trying to find a way to persuade the president… Read More ›

Poll: 48% of Israelis favor government with outside support from Arab parties

Poll: 48% of Israelis favor government with outside support from Arab parties

Opposition to the notion has dropped since February 2020, including among voters for right-wing parties Likud, Yamina and Religious Zionism, the Israel Democracy Institute finds… Read More ›

Naftali Bennett and Lapid meet on forming new gov’t, talks to continue

Naftali Bennett and Lapid meet on forming new gov’t, talks to continue

The meeting come as both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Lapid look to woo the Yamina leader in talks to form a government after the… Read More ›

Time to end this political farce

Time to end this political farce

Opinion: Voters expect the leaders of the so-called coalition for change to put aside their egos, keep their word to put the country’s interests first… Read More ›

Bennett gives Netanyahu location of IDF soldiers missing from Lebanon War

Bennett gives Netanyahu location of IDF soldiers missing from Lebanon War

The report added that, according to a security official, the information presented in the document is already well-known in the intelligence community.   Yamina head… Read More ›

Netanyahu’s appeal to Saar, Bennett is cover for Ra’am

Netanyahu’s appeal to Saar, Bennett is cover for Ra’am

Opinion: PM claims his bloc won majority of Knesset seats on March 23; but this election was not about Right vs Left, it was about… Read More ›

Analysis: In speech to Jewish Israel, Abbas crowns himself new leader of country’s Arabs

Analysis: In speech to Jewish Israel, Abbas crowns himself new leader of country’s Arabs

Islamist Ra’am’s support of a right-wing coalition would be astonishing. But if the center-left had been more willing to buck norms, Ayman Odeh may have… Read More ›

Israel has no planned approach, response to ICC, with 9 days to go

Israel has no planned approach, response to ICC, with 9 days to go

Jerusalem’s response to the ICC is due on April 9, a month after ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda sent the letter notifying Israel that she is… Read More ›

Netanyahu is responsible for his own downfall

Netanyahu is responsible for his own downfall

Opinion: Although conditions were perfect for Netanyahu’s bloc to win enough seats in latest elections, PM’s uncontrollable ego and excessive self-confidence drove potential voters into… Read More ›

State Dept. confirms US views Israel’s control over West Bank as ‘occupation’

State Dept. confirms US views Israel’s control over West Bank as ‘occupation’

Washington clarifies position after report on human rights situation restores the expression, excised under Trump, but also uses some of previous administration’s terminology   WASHINGTON… Read More ›

Happy 10th birthday Iron Dome

Happy 10th birthday Iron Dome

Opinion: Despite its undeniably steep cost, the missile defense system has proven again and again that it is a life-saving guardian of the south, even… Read More ›

Sa’ar tells Lapid to ‘step aside’ to let Bennett be PM, before it’s ‘too late’

Sa’ar tells Lapid to ‘step aside’ to let Bennett be PM, before it’s ‘too late’

Yesh Atid head responds that parties must first recommend he form gov’t, so Netanyahu isn’t tasked to do so; after that, ‘everything’s on the table’;… Read More ›

Israel’s elections pandemic

Israel’s elections pandemic

Opinion: Following the latest national vote, it’s clear the rules of the game have changed; bloc or party size no longer hold the significance they… Read More ›

Kingmaker Ra’am party won’t sit in coalition with far-right, warns Arab broker

Kingmaker Ra’am party won’t sit in coalition with far-right, warns Arab broker

Sha’a Mansour Massarwa says no Arab Israeli party will work with Smotrich or Ben Gvir; Gantz calls for concerted effort to oust Netanyahu; Rivlin to… Read More ›