Takeaways from the Israeli Election

by Mitchell Plitnick The Israeli elections are over, and the outcome largely matched the predictions. The Blue and White coalition amassed enough votes to match Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, but only Likud has a path to assembling a governing coalition. Many… Continue Reading  

What the Candidates in Israel’s Elections Say about the Conflict

by Dahlia Scheindlin The scramble to predict who might win the Israeli elections is understandable, but it begs a towering question: Will the next government actually change anything? To hone in further: Will it change Israel’s direction on the Israeli-Palestinian… Continue Reading  

What’s Next for the Israeli Left?

by Daniel Amir After five years in charge, Zehava Gal-On is stepping down as leader of Israel’s left-leaning Meretz. Gal-On’s shoes may be hard to fill for the party’s next leader, but he or she also has an important opportunity… Continue Reading  

Abbas: Stuck between Trump and Netanyahu

by Dalia Hatuqa It would have been a startling assertion had it not been heard before. Last week, Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he would not be evacuating any settlements in the West Bank. “We are here to stay, forever,” the… Continue Reading  

Likud Chairman Threatens Citizenship of B’Tselem’s Executive Director

by Mitchell Plitnick Earlier today, Likud Knesset Member, David Bitan, who chairs the governing faction in the Knesset, stated on an Israeli talk show that he would try to find a way to strip the citizenship of Hagai El-Ad ,… Continue Reading