Netanyahu’s Coalition of the Unwilling

by Mitchell Plitnick After Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprising victory in Israel’s national elections in March, he took until the last possible minute to complete the process of forming the government for his fourth term as Israel’s prime minister. For all the… Continue Reading  

Bibi Bends over Backward to Form Government

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  

No, Bibi Was Not Re-Elected Israel’s Prime Minister!

by Marsha B. Cohen Despite everything you’ve heard and read, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu was not re-elected prime minister in Israel’s parliamentary election on March 17. The statement issued by the White House was actually quite correct and appropriate in congratulating Netanyahu (belatedly, according to… Continue Reading  

9 Facts About Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

by Marsha B. Cohen Reuven Rivlin has just been elected Israel’s 10th president. A member of Israel’s parliamentary body since 1988, he served as Speaker of the Knesset from 2003-06 and again from 2009-13. Today, Israel’s parliamentarians, by secret ballot, elected him… Continue Reading