Leveraging U.S. Aid To Israel Won’t Be So Easy

By Mitchell Plitnick Not so long ago, a presidential candidate showing any hint that she would consider reducing aid to Israel was considered political suicide. Those days are over. This week, both Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg said they would… Continue Reading  

Abbas Calls for Elections, but Will They Be Held?

by Yousef Munayyer Before the recent speech by Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations General Assembly in September, it was reported that he would call for international assistance and protection for Palestinian parliamentary elections. Indeed, Abbas… Continue Reading  

How Netanyahu Mainstreamed His Dark, Anti-Democratic Vision for Israel

by Harry Reis Benjamin Netanyahu emerged from September’s repeat elections a failure. Denied his desired majority, the prime minister’s only real hope of retaining power now depends on building a national unity government with Blue and White, a party that… Continue Reading  

Why Arab Parties’ New Political Engagement Is Historic for Israel

by Ofer Zalzberg As Israel’s politicians negotiate what government can take power after the 17 September elections, it is worth noting a historic step taken by ten out of thirteen members of the country’s Joint List of small Arab-Palestinian majority… Continue Reading  

An Israeli Election That Will Decide Nothing

by James J. Zogby Before a single vote is cast in Israel’s second national election this year, two disturbing facts are clear: the outcome will be as muddled as it was after the April contest and whoever wins, despite the… Continue Reading