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  

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  

Israeli Elections: Round 2

by Mitchell Plitnick On Tuesday, Israel held its second national election this year. With most of the ballots counted, neither Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud coalition nor Benny Gantz’s Blue and White grouping had enough support for their parties and their natural… Continue Reading  

An Israeli Election That Will Decide Nothing

by James J. Zogby Before a single vote is cast in Israel’s second national election this year, two disturbing facts are clear: the outcome will be as muddled as it was after the April contest and whoever wins, despite the… Continue Reading