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  

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  

A U.S.-Israeli Mutual Defense Treaty: It Won’t Happen

by Robert E. Hunter In the Middle East, there is an old admonition: be careful what you wish for. Winning the war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in 2003 was a prime example, in that it created a continuing mess that… Continue Reading  

The Adelsons May Have Cut Ties with Netanyahu More than a Year Ago–and No One Noticed

by Marsha B. Cohen In the days leading up to the Israeli election on Sept. 17, President Donald Trump appears to have left Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu twisting in the wind. While most observers have been attributing Trump’s cooling… 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