The Fall of Netanyahu: Too Little, Too Late


by Mitchell Plitnick It seems the long reign of Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to its end. Nothing is certain yet, and there will doubtless be more scenes in this tragedy before the curtain falls. But the prospects of Netanyahu continuing… Continue Reading  

New Poll Offers False Hope in Israeli Elections

Isaac Herzog

by Mitchell Plitnick Many people in the United States are keeping a close eye on the Israeli elections, due to take place on March 17. The latest, and last, poll by the Knesset Channel in Israel came out yesterday, and… Continue Reading  

Livni Joining With Labor: Not A Game-Changer


by Mitchell Plitnick The media in Israel is abuzz with the news that Tzipi Livni will bring her Ha’Tnuah party into a joint ticket with the much larger Labor party. Now there is a tandem that can outpoll Likud, they… Continue Reading  

Nationalist Extremism: The Real Threat to Israel


by Mitchell Plitnick They were dueling op-eds, one in the New York Times and the other in the Jewish communal magazine, Tablet. The question being bandied between them was whether Israel is becoming a theocracy. Not surprisingly, both pieces missed… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu-Lieberman Union Won’t Change Iran Timetable


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled an “October surprise” out of his hat when he announced his Likud party would form a joint list in the upcoming election with Avigdor Lieberman’s fascist Yisrael Beiteinu party. This is more of a… Continue Reading