How Netanyahu Mainstreamed His Dark, Anti-Democratic Vision for Israel

by Harry Reis Benjamin Netanyahu emerged from September’s repeat elections a failure. Denied his desired majority, the prime minister’s only real hope of retaining power now depends on building a national unity government with Blue and White, a party that… Continue Reading  

Mutual Deterrence: Good for the Middle East, Bad for the Nuclear Weapons Industry?

by Helena Cobban Over the past three-plus months it has become increasingly clear that, despite the bombast that Pres. Donald Trump has hurled against the Islamic Republic of Iran (along with a full deck of extremely harmful sanctions and some… Continue Reading  

Can Turkey and Israel Reconcile?

by Bulent Aras There has been a cyclical pattern to Turkish-Israeli relations over the past several decades. These two countries share similar characteristics in terms of their Western institutions and policy attitudes, multi-ethnic and secular societies, and complicated relations with… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Post-Election Tangle

by Mitchell Plitnick The second Israeli national election of 2019 has led to a lot of confusion. It has not resolved the question of who will fill the prime minister’s office on a permanent basis, nor has it cleared up… Continue Reading  

Why Arab Parties’ New Political Engagement Is Historic for Israel

by Ofer Zalzberg As Israel’s politicians negotiate what government can take power after the 17 September elections, it is worth noting a historic step taken by ten out of thirteen members of the country’s Joint List of small Arab-Palestinian majority… Continue Reading