Netanyahu’s Race-Baiting Was Long-Planned

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by Mitchell Plitnick Controversial comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about heavy voter turnout in Israel’s Arab sector were not one-time mistakes but part of a broader strategy executed by the Likud campaign, a report broadcast Monday by Israel’s… 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  

New Poll Offers False Hope in Israeli Elections

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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  

Boehner Bringing Bibi to Washington

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by Mitchell Plitnick In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, U.S. President Barack Obama stated once again, and quite firmly, that he would veto any new sanctions bill against Iran. Apparently, Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives… Continue Reading  

Abbas Moves Toward ICC After UN Failure

Riyad H. Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, addresses the Security Council after the vote.

by Mitchell Plitnick The Palestinian Authority (PA) has now moved a step closer to making good on its threat to go to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and bring charges against Israel. There is little doubt that this was a… Continue Reading