Is This the Dawn of a New Day in Israel?

June 22, 2021

On May 19, 1999, when Ehud Barak defeated Benjamin Netanyahu in the general election, tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to celebrate. Barak, the new prime minister, declared that it was the "dawn of a new day." He also had plans in mind: withdraw Israeli troops...

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,...