Israeli Democracy Evaporates While Gaza Burns

by Mitchell Plitnick At what point is it legitimate and even necessary to dismiss the will of the people in the interest of peace and justice? This is a vexing question when it comes to Israel. The latest edition of… Continue Reading  

Israelis and Palestinians Moving Apart, Not Closer

by Mitchell Plitnick It’s a busy week for Secretary of State John Kerry. On Monday, he received Israel’s top two negotiators, Tzipi Livni and Isaac Molho. Then he packed his bags and headed off to the World Economic Forum in… Continue Reading  

Israel’s New Cabinet

by Mitchell Plitnick The new Israeli government features a security braintrust that might be a bit more reasonable on Iran, but is likely to be even more hawkish both in the immediate region and within the country itself. Gone are… Continue Reading  

Early Reaction: Winners and Losers in Israel’s 2013 Elections

Well, here it is, the day after. The Israeli elections are over, but the form of the next government is not at all clear. Most likely, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Beiteinu party will form a government with Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party being… Continue Reading