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Progressive Democrats press Biden on Israeli E1 settlement plans ahead of trip

Progressive Democrats press Biden on Israeli E1 settlement plans ahead of trip

29 lawmakers urge administration to make clear that project cutting off Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem from Ramallah and Bethlehem is a ‘red line’  … Read More ›

Prime Minister Yair Lapid slams Hezbollah in first cabinet meeting

Prime Minister Yair Lapid slams Hezbollah in first cabinet meeting

“Hezbollah continues to terrorize and undermines Lebanon’s ability to reach a maritime agreement. Israel will continue to defend itself.”   Israel will defend itself and… Read More ›

Midnight deadline looms for Israeli MK’s to change parties

Midnight deadline looms for Israeli MK’s to change parties

Analysis: Outgoing legislators can switch parties until one month before the elections but will do so without their portion of election financing if they remain… Read More ›

Top Bennett ally Matan Kahana says he’s ‘exploring’ political future

Top Bennett ally Matan Kahana says he’s ‘exploring’ political future

Yamina MK wants to continue to represent moderate religious Zionists, says a government ‘of just one side’ is ‘very bad’ for country   Deputy Religious… Read More ›

Israel Shoots Down Hezbollah Drones Over Mediterranean

Israel Shoots Down Hezbollah Drones Over Mediterranean

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Saturday said it shot down three unmanned aircraft launched by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah heading toward an… Read More ›

A thank you letter to Naftali Bennett

A thank you letter to Naftali Bennett

Opinion: Politicians are often judged harshest by those who work closely with them, and Bennett received nothing but praise from longtime public servants around him,… Read More ›

Bennett the self described loyal soldier of Israel, is not gone for good

Bennett the self described loyal soldier of Israel, is not gone for good

Analysis: After deciding to step out of Netanyahu’s shadow, Bennett shows political daring, forms alliances that surprise his voters; as he announces he will not… Read More ›

MKs to try again Thurs. to disperse Knesset, set election date, as wrangling goes on

MKs to try again Thurs. to disperse Knesset, set election date, as wrangling goes on

Coalition’s efforts to finalize legislation on Wednesday, prepare for Lapid to be installed as interim PM, are derailed by hours of fighting with opposition  … Read More ›

In U.S., like in Israel, insane minority forces itself on subdued majority

In U.S., like in Israel, insane minority forces itself on subdued majority

Opinion: By dangling red herrings such as same-sex kisses in cartoons and gender pronouns, a fanatical, religious minority has managed to divert attention from core… Read More ›

Only third of young Jewish Americans care if progeny also Jewish, study finds

Only third of young Jewish Americans care if progeny also Jewish, study finds

According to report, only 48% of young Jewish Democrats support Israel; ‘core beliefs and sentimental ties that made us one dramatically weakened,’ says head of… Read More ›

Knesset passes first reading of bill to disperse; final vote set for Wed. at latest

Knesset passes first reading of bill to disperse; final vote set for Wed. at latest

After day of debate, coalition and opposition agree elections will be held on either October 25 or November 1; some Netanyahu supporters still trying for… Read More ›

Israel’s elections reawaken U.S. Jews’ trauma

Israel’s elections reawaken U.S. Jews’ trauma

Opinion: While many Israelis dismissed ‘government for change’ as nothing more than a marketing stunt, most U.S. Jews welcomed what they considered a major change… Read More ›

No light at end of the political tunnel – analysis

No light at end of the political tunnel – analysis

Even if the far-Right can eke out a 61-seat coalition, if the last year has taught the country anything, it is that this state cannot… Read More ›

Israel to let more Palestinians work in manufacturing to fill labor shortage

Israel to let more Palestinians work in manufacturing to fill labor shortage

Jerusalem approves 3,500 additional permits, increasing the total number to 12,000; Israel employs nearly 100,000 West Bank and Gaza Palestinian workers, Population and Immigration Authority… Read More ›

Military Intelligence backs revived Iran deal, breaking with IDF chief, Mossad

Military Intelligence backs revived Iran deal, breaking with IDF chief, Mossad

Supporters of renewed JCPOA say it buys army time to prepare for more extensive strike on Iran and deal with other regional threats, but they… Read More ›

Op-Ed: Agudah’s New Appointment Can Only Harm Already Poor Electoral Prospects

Op-Ed: Agudah’s New Appointment Can Only Harm Already Poor Electoral Prospects

  JERUSALEM — If there is one paradox which remains constant in chareidi politics, it is the lack of correlation between the growth of the… Read More ›

Abraham Accords would destabilize region, said US Homeland Security

Abraham Accords would destabilize region, said US Homeland Security

The release of the intel report comes amid US President Joe Biden’s much-awaited and now-postponed trip to Saudi Arabia.   The US Department of Homeland… Read More ›

Naftali Bennett: From king to kingmaker?

Naftali Bennett: From king to kingmaker?

Analysis: Political fate of Israel will be decided by very slight changes that could tip the balance post-election; this is where outgoing premier, however politically… Read More ›

Now is time to mobilize the center-right

Now is time to mobilize the center-right

Opinion: Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid demonstrated rare integrity, camaraderie and etiquette by dispersing the government; now the battle between the moderates and the extremists… Read More ›

Bennett said mulling timeout from politics, not running in next election

Bennett said mulling timeout from politics, not running in next election

Israel TV says outgoing PM floated idea of a break at Yamina meeting; previously, his aides reportedly offered high-level posts to rebel Orbach in failed… Read More ›