What the Candidates in Israel’s Elections Say about the Conflict

by Dahlia Scheindlin The scramble to predict who might win the Israeli elections is understandable, but it begs a towering question: Will the next government actually change anything? To hone in further: Will it change Israel’s direction on the Israeli-Palestinian… Continue Reading  

To Unseat Netanyahu, His Challengers Risk Becoming Just Like Him

by Dahlia Scheindlin A visual expression of the Israeli election campaign would look a lot like a Jackson Pollock painting. All of the parties running were required to finalize their lists on Thursday, and declare whether they would merge, split… Continue Reading  

Out of Iran Deal, into War? Either Way, Netanyahu’s Popularity Soars

by Dahlia Scheindlin On Wednesday night, the day after Trump announced his withdrawal from the Iran deal, in between Israeli airstrikes in Syria, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported the Likud’s highest polling numbers in a decade — 35 seats, five more than it… Continue Reading  

Fifty Years of Opposition

by Dahlia Scheindlin Fifty-fever marking the anniversary since the 1967 war has swept both the Israeli Left and the Right. The Right is dreaming up ever more creative ways to celebrate Israel’s triumph — the culture minister recently wore a dress… Continue Reading  

Israel: Why “It’s Not Apartheid” Arguments Fail

by Dahlia Scheindlin In an impassioned New York Times op ed, Benjamin Pogrund lays down the best possible arguments for why Israel is not an apartheid state. He brings out the full arsenal: his personal experience as a South African. His… Continue Reading