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  

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