Benjamin Netanyahu’s Short-Lived Mandate Reveals a Historical Shift

September 30, 2019

On September 26, The Jerusalem Post announced that, even after his widely reported defeat in the latest round of Israeli elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been invited to return to power, at least temporarily. In an article with the title, “Reuven Rivlin Gives Netanyahu Mandate to...

Can Benjamin Netanyahu Be Defeated?

September 09, 2019

There is barely a week left until the most fateful elections in Israeli history. Will we continue down the road toward joining the troubled illiberal democracies that are proliferating around the world, like Viktor Orban’s Hungary, Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines,...

A Victory for the Israeli Occupation

February 11, 2013

The real winner of the recent parliamentary elections is the Israeli military occupation of Palestine, argues Bilal Ahmed. The Israeli elections on January 22, 2013 have surprised many analysts. Results point to a polarized electorate, with the Knesset split between centre-left and right-wing...

How to Understand the Israeli Elections

February 02, 2013

Following Israel's elections, Josef Olmert, former Israeli peace negotiator and advisor to Yitzhak Shamir, discusses the role of Israeli-Arabs, right and left wing parties, Netanyahu, and Yair Lapid. It is arguably the case that Israeli politics, including Israeli parliamentary elections,...

Israelis Voted for Change and a Normal Life

February 01, 2013

The Israeli people voted for change and a normal life. An end to the occupation over the Palestinians and peace with their neighbors is a key to the possibility of living that normal life, argues Hillel Schenker. There is definitely an atmosphere of hope and possible change in the Israeli air,...

Testing Times for Netanyahu

January 22, 2013

The 19th Israeli parliamentary election takes place today, while opinion polls indicate the possible re-election of incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Regardless of the outcome, there are several simmering issues the winner will have to address upon assumption of the office. By...

Israel’s Bloc Politics Will Weaken Netanyahu

January 22, 2013

Netanyahu is likely to retain his position as prime minister as Israelis head to the polls. However, the fragility of a potential coalition government will eventually lead to another election in 2014, argues Daniel Isler. In 1996, less than a year after the assassination of Prime Minister...

The Inconsequentially Consequential Israeli Elections

January 21, 2013

Israel faces an unidentified governing mandate, and more defined problems with fewer policy alternatives and solutions. Over the past two decades, some of the most significant political debates in the run- up to Israel’s national elections have been characterized by stark policy...

The Israeli Elections 2013: A Primer

January 21, 2013

With Israeli society more polarized than ever, a staunchly right-wing government is only more likely to exacerbate these divisions. Gilead Sher and Olivia Holt-Ivry discuss the elections in Israel. Projecting elections is a risky task, even more so in Israel. At the end of the dramatic 1996...

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