Netanyahu’s Coalition of the Unwilling

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by Mitchell Plitnick After Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprising victory in Israel’s national elections in March, he took until the last possible minute to complete the process of forming the government for his fourth term as Israel’s prime minister. For all the… Continue Reading  

Bibi Bends over Backward to Form Government

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by Marsha B. Cohen Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu has less than 48 hours remaining to put together a coalition government. If Netanyahu fails to come up with a slate of partners by Wednesday at 8 pm, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will be… Continue Reading  

Livni Joining With Labor: Not A Game-Changer

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by Mitchell Plitnick The media in Israel is abuzz with the news that Tzipi Livni will bring her Ha’Tnuah party into a joint ticket with the much larger Labor party. Now there is a tandem that can outpoll Likud, they… Continue Reading  

US Backing Israeli War of Choice In Gaza

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by Mitchell Plitnick The moral high ground is always a tenuous piece of property. It is difficult to obtain and is easily lost. It is seen, however, as crucial because most people, all over the world, cannot accommodate the notion… Continue Reading  

Reconciliation and Peace: The Latest Hamas-Fatah Deal

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by Mitchell Plitnick The collapse of the U.S.-led talks between Israel and the Palestinians is now complete. In the wake of the latest deal between the Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, Israel has terminated the talks. The United States, true… Continue Reading