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For those of us who have been living, following and writing about Israeli politics for many years, the current moment is significant. Not because there is anything new, but precisely because nothing is new. For those of us who internalized some time ago that Israel's occupation is not an unavoidable situation ...
The passage of the budget brings to an end a stormy week in Israeli politics, in which the government almost fell, Globes reports. The 2019 state budget, the Economic Arrangements Law, and accompanying ordinances, were passed by the Knesset at second and third readings in the early hours of this ...

There are very few women heads of Israeli political parties. Even fewer have founded new ones. What should make Levy-Abekasis a rising political force is her potential to draw a diverse group of supporters, including women, Mizrahim, residents of the periphery and voters with a strong social agenda.
The insulation of Jewish life from Palestinian suffering, and the hardening of the Jewish-Israeli political consensus, has made it easier for the Israeli public to either openly embrace or turn a blind eye to the worsening methods used by the state to preserve their colonial bubble. It is therefore telling that ...
The budget was passed after a stormy week in Israeli politics, during which the government almost fell because of disputes within the coalition on the Conscription Law, while Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon insisted that the budget should be passed before the Passover holiday, which begins in two ...
Found in: israeli politics, elections, benjamin netanyahu, israeli elections, coalition government, knesset. Mazal Mualem is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Israel Pulse and formerly the senior political correspondent for Maariv and Haaretz. She also presents a weekly TV show covering social issues on the ...

Some polls suggest Mr Netanyahu could remain in power after fresh elections even with the investigations hanging over him. He is not required to resign if indicted. Mr Netanyahu, a savvy campaigner with long experience in the raucous world of Israeli politics, says he wants his coalition to last its full term, ...
In recent months there has been a deterioration in the health of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who will be 83 at the end of the month. Information about his health has been submitted to Israeli political and security officials. Although the security cooperation between Israel and the PA ...
Ever since the police issued their summary report of two investigations concerning Benjamin Netanyahu, many people have been trying to solve one of the great riddles of Israeli politics: How is it that the poll numbers of the prime minister and his Likud party not only did not decline but even rose? It can't be ...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands in front of a portrait of Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO).. Last week, the Israeli police recommended indicting Prime Minister Netanyahu on two separate corruption charges. The cases have been under ...
In his book 'No Room For Small Dreams', former Israeli president Shimon Peres takes us through the tumultuous birth of Israel and its growing up years. Shimon Peres, Israeli statesman who passed away little more than a year ago after a long and illustrious career, was a man of many talents, a passionate ...
In his book 'No Room For Small Dreams', former Israeli president Shimon Peres takes us through the tumultuous birth of Israel and its growing up years. Shimon Peres, Israeli statesman who passed away little more than a year ago after a long and illustrious career, was a man of many talents, a passionate ...
The red-meat, anything-goes language of Israeli politics today also springs from changes in its electoral system that took time to reveal their more damaging effects. The advent of party primaries in the 1990s, meant to replace smoke-filled rooms with a more open and democratic way of choosing leaders, ...
Benjamin Netanyahu is the dominant Israeli politician of his generation. On the domestic and international stage, no rival comes close to the veteran Likud Party leader known widely as "Bibi". Israeli police on Tuesday recommended that the 68-year-old, four-term prime minister be indicted for bribery in two ...
Former chief rabbi's daughter forms new Israeli political party. March 12, 2018. Former chief rabbi's daughter forms new Israeli political party. Adina Bar Shalom, daughter of former Shas spirtual leader, the late Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90). Yonatan Sindel/Flash90. Former chief rabbi's daughter forms ...
Tell-all Plea Deal of Netanyahu's Rasputin Shakes Israeli Politics. Nir Hefetz knows where the bodies are buried when it comes to the Netanyahus. The prime minister's Hail Mary pass may have to be thrown all the way from Washington. Chemi Shalev. Mar 05, 2018 4:32 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now.
Given the turbulence of Israeli politics and the right-wing surge that has motivated the deportation of African refugees, and the continued uprooting of ... For the Israeli political system to reproduce itself, and not appear a dictatorship, they will be faced with a dilemma if the charges against Netanyahu stick.

MD: These are things that are connected to inside politics in Israel. It started in the 1960s, when Milchan inherited a bankrupt company from his father. He learned pretty quickly how to navigate the Israeli bureaucracy in order to get special licenses, import and export credentials, and exceptional tax ...
It might be too much to expect Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who by the skin of his teeth avoided prosecution in one of the most serious corruption investigations in Israeli political history, or Interior Minister Arye Dery, an ex-convict who has since been implicated in new allegations, to serve as role ...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands in front of a portrait of Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO).. Last week, the Israeli police recommended indicting Prime Minister Netanyahu on two separate corruption charges. The cases have been under ...
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks to journalists during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Netanyahu traces his meteoric rise in Israeli politics to his days as a telegenic media superstar who dazzled audiences in ...
In his book 'No Room For Small Dreams', former Israeli president Shimon Peres takes us through the tumultuous birth of Israel and its growing up years. Shimon Peres, Israeli statesman who passed away little more than a year ago after a long and illustrious career, was a man of many talents, a passionate ...
Speaking to THR, Padilha explains how the behind-the-scenes battles between Israeli political rivals help illustrate the problems still hampering a peace solution and why there's a former airlines boss in Pakistan who probably never wants to hear another word about his film. Given your previous films, this ...
The red-meat, anything-goes language of Israeli politics today also springs from changes in its electoral system that took time to reveal their more damaging effects. The advent of party primaries in the 1990s, meant to replace smoke-filled rooms with a more open and democratic way of choosing leaders, ...
Benjamin Netanyahu is the dominant Israeli politician of his generation. On the domestic and international stage, no rival comes close to the veteran Likud Party leader known widely as "Bibi". Israeli police on Tuesday recommended that the 68-year-old, four-term prime minister be indicted for bribery in two ...
A recommendation to indict would send shock waves through Israeli politics. However, the attorney general will make the final decision on pressing charges. Some Netanyahu supporters have said the prime minister should remain in office even if indicted. The conservative prime minister faces two criminal ...
And if you don't think markets have a way of curing excesses, you didn't read the top story in The New York Times. So to all of you going all the way, I say: Watch out for the market, Mother Nature and human nature. Because, noted Israeli political theorist Yaron Ezrahi, the first two are “uncontrollable and the ...
MK Jacob Perry (Yesh Atid) announced his resignation from the Knesset on Wednesday following a series of investigative television reports alleging improprieties in his former role as head of the Shin Bet security service. A report on the investigative program "Uvda" Wednesday night stated Perry had lied ...
The Palestinian leadership is following the tumultuous Israeli political scene with a combination of delight and despair. A senior PLO official who is well acquainted with Israeli politics said that after losing hope that the US administration would generate any advancement in the coming years, change could ...
The violent assault by security guards on members of the Joint List who brandished protest posters during the speech by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in the Knesset was impressive by any operational standards. Not even Israel's police riot squad could have neutralized and eliminated the threat faster.
A few social media users tried to dispute Harkov's correction of Mitchell's hypotheticals and what-ifs, to which the Knesset reporter gave a pertinent response, writing, “My point was more that there are Arab Knesset members not in the Joint List. [Israeli political scientist] Dov Khenin wasn't there today.”.
Terror is "to achieve Palestinian political goals, to influence Israeli politics, to favor a given Israeli candidate for the post of Prime Minister, to compel the Israeli government to conceal more land, to prevent a final peace settlement by maintaining a state of conflict that could eventually lead to total war, ...
From the flurry of new laws and grand pronouncements, you might think the government is getting a lot done. In fact, the players are jockeying for position and sending messages to their voters. Anshel Pfeffer. Jan 08, 2018 10:51 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on facebook · Tweet · send via email ...
Benjamin-Netanyahu-son-AFP.jpg This file photo taken on March 18, 2015 shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and his son Yair visiting the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. (AFP). Share. Written By. ANI. Wednesday 10 January 2018 10:06 IST. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a new scandal ...
... dangerous right-wing trend in Israeli politics, in which even legitimate political opposition is being suppressed. This criticism is also unpersuasive. Unlike the AFSC, which has basically betrayed its own founding principles, anti-occupation left-of-center Israelis don't compare their country to Nazi Germany, ...
Haaretz.com provides extensive and in-depth coverage of Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East, including defense, diplomacy, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the peace process, Israeli politics, Jerusalem affairs, international relations, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank and ...
The Likud is not a herd of stupid beasts, and anyone who sees it as such does not understand the syntax of Israeli politics. It is a family whose values, as openly admitted by Likudniks, supersede the values of the state, the rule of law, and pretty much everything else, too. Ravit Hecht. Haaretz Contributor.
Why it matters: The move would be highly irregular for an American diplomatic complex and raise significant questions surrounding conflicts of interest, especially given Adelson's extensive contributions in support of right-wing Israeli politics. Show less. Keep reading239 Words. I don't know how well that would work.
The Israeli political establishment has made it impossible for a realistic two-state solution to come into existence. If Israel goes forward with this annexation, there will conclusively be no cohesive territory that the Palestinians can exist upon. Their land will be formally—rather than de facto—divided according ...
Just as important, the vast majority of American Jews are not Orthodox, and they resent the hold that the very religious have over Israeli political life. As we see with Sunni and Shiite Muslims, interreligious fights are the most ugly. For moderate or liberal Jews — in other words, for the 76 percent who did not ...
The millions of potential voters whose position on Israeli politics - strongly influenced by Christian fundamentalist eschatology and a view of a Jewish state as a vehicle toward the fulfillment of messianic prophecy - dovetails with the ideology of right-wing territorial maximalists in Israel. If a great tribulation is ...
As is typical in Israeli politics, what begins as an argument regarding the seeming politicization of the Israel Prize in favor of right-wing figures quickly transforms into a much broader conversation on the worldviews of each camp, complete with predictable talking points. Each side appears to have played its ...
Some on the right of Israeli politics do, but many others do not. They say it would be premature without a final peace agreement with the Palestinians and fear the consequences. Former Israeli ambassadors, for instance, have just warned moving it could finish what is left of hopes for peace in the region.
The controversial indictment recommendation bill, the investigation of Israeli coalition leader David Bitan and the massive protests in Tel Aviv are all affecting the country's political structure. A new poll examines how these recent events could change the distribution of Knesset seats and the public's support ...
1) The Israeli political reality is turning against him. “He's desperate now because he's losing ground fast in the latest opinion polls.” 2) He sees he may be out of power soon, and he's “obsessed by his place in history.” Burston writes, “Netanyahu still has no legacy beyond the number of all those many ...
Ultra-Orthodox parties have often played a kingmaker role in Israeli politics. Separately Sunday, Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, ...
Ultra-orthodox parties, which hold 13 of the government's 66 seats in parliament, have played an increasingly important role in Israeli politics in ...
... said Israel is the home of all Jews, from every Jewish movement, and “everyone is welcome to come here to influence Israeli politics.
According to Dr. Ely Karmon, an Israeli political scientist and Senior Research scholar at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, many ...
Thus, the historic visit changed not only parliamentary politics in Israel, but gave birth to an active extra-parliamentary political scene that today ...


 

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