Israel’s Post-Election Tangle

by Mitchell Plitnick The second Israeli national election of 2019 has led to a lot of confusion. It has not resolved the question of who will fill the prime minister’s office on a permanent basis, nor has it cleared up… Continue Reading  

Israeli Elections: Round 2

by Mitchell Plitnick On Tuesday, Israel held its second national election this year. With most of the ballots counted, neither Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud coalition nor Benny Gantz’s Blue and White grouping had enough support for their parties and their natural… Continue Reading  

Bolton’s Firing Undermines Netanyahu in Several Ways

by Mitchell Plitnick Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a very disappointing day on Tuesday. Struggling in the polls a week before the rerun of April’s Israeli national elections, the embattled prime minister was desperate for something to swing a… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Anti-Semitism Spawns Dangerous Reactions

by Mitchell Plitnick When Donald Trump declared that 70-80% of the U.S. Jewish community (the percentage that is voting Democrat these days) suffered from “a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” it set off a firestorm of objections from… Continue Reading  

Barring Members of Congress from Israel-Palestine

by Mitchell Plitnick In a sudden reversal, the Israeli government decided on Thursday to bar two members of Congress—Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN)—from entering Israel. This means that they also cannot enter the West Bank, which was… Continue Reading