Why I’m Glad Netanyahu Won

by James J. Zogby I’m glad Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection. Since I realize that saying this won’t sit well with many folks, let me explain: As the election developed, it became clear that Benny Gantz, the leader of the opposition… Continue Reading  

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  

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  

Takeaways from the Israeli Election

by Mitchell Plitnick The Israeli elections are over, and the outcome largely matched the predictions. The Blue and White coalition amassed enough votes to match Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, but only Likud has a path to assembling a governing coalition. Many… 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