Herzog’s Alternative Plan: Politics Before Policy

by Mitchell Plitnick On January 19, at the annual Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) conference, the leader of Israel’s opposition and head of the Zionist Union party, Isaac Herzog, unveiled an alternative approach to the issue of Israel’s nearly… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Coalition of the Unwilling

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  

No, Bibi Was Not Re-Elected Israel’s Prime Minister!

by Marsha B. Cohen Despite everything you’ve heard and read, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu was not re-elected prime minister in Israel’s parliamentary election on March 17. The statement issued by the White House was actually quite correct and appropriate in congratulating Netanyahu (belatedly, according to… Continue Reading  

New Poll Offers False Hope in Israeli Elections

by Mitchell Plitnick Many people in the United States are keeping a close eye on the Israeli elections, due to take place on March 17. The latest, and last, poll by the Knesset Channel in Israel came out yesterday, and… Continue Reading  

Livni Joining With Labor: Not A Game-Changer

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