Trump’s Embrace of Netanyahu Will Haunt Middle East for Years

by Phyllis Bennis For Israelis, the questions had been hovering for months. Would the right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claim victory and a fifth term, moving his far-right Likud government coalition even further right? Or would the supposedly “centrist” challenger,… Continue Reading  

Protecting Americans’ Right to Hear from the Leader of BDS

by James J. Zogby   I awakened early Wednesday to listen to a voicemail message from Omar Barghouti, a leading member of the Palestinian movement to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Israel. In the message, Omar told me that he… Continue Reading  

Bigoted Election Campaign Sets Tone for New Israel Government

by Khulood Badawi Israeli elections have come and gone, delivering Benjamin Netanyahu a fifth term that soon will make him Israel’s longest serving prime minister. The toxic rhetoric that defined the weeks-long campaign, with candidates seeking to outdo each other… Continue Reading  

The Missing Issue in the Israeli Election

by Paul R. Pillar Israelis have plenty to talk about in their general election campaign, especially with a long-serving prime minister facing possible indictment for corruption. But Israeli parties and politicians are giving relatively little attention to the one topic… Continue Reading  

Annexation Is Happening Whether Netanyahu Is Reelected Or Not

by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man Four years ago, on the eve of Israeli elections, Benjamin Netanyahu promised in a television interview that there would never be a Palestinian state on his watch. He retracted the statement a few days after winning,… Continue Reading