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Dermer suggests Israel should prioritize support of evangelicals over US Jews

Former Israeli ambassador to the US Ron Dermer suggested Sunday that Israel should prioritize the “passionate and unequivocal” support of evangelical Christians over that of American Jews, who he said are “disproportionately among our critics.” “People have to understand that the backbone of Israel’s support in the United States is the evangelical Christians. It’s true […]

Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Allow Extremists to Disrupt Calm in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu adjust his mask during a statement as Israel imposes nightly curfews in dozens of towns and neighbourhoods to stem the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beit Shemesh, Israel September 8, 2020. Photo: Alex Kolomoisky/Pool via REUTERS. i24 News – Following days of violent clashes in Jerusalem between Israeli security forces and […]

Netanyahu’s a loser. Can Lapid become a winner?

As of yesterday (Wednesday), Benjamin Netanyahu is officially a loser. He lost four elections in a row, and failed to form a government – the one time he managed it, a year ago, he did so on Benny Gantz’s mandate. That, however, does not mean Yair Lapid, who received the mandate to try to form […]

Netanyahu’s lawyers begin cross-examining key witness in premier’s graft trial

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s defense team on Tuesday began cross-examining the first witness in the premier’s graft trial, who in earlier testimony had told the court how close associates of Netanyahu were directly involved in shaping the content of a news site to the premier’s liking. Former Walla news CEO Ilan Yeshua is a key […]

Last-minute maneuvers as Netanyahu’s mandate to form government set to expire

With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s mandate to form a government set to expire at midnight Tuesday, both he and his rivals were making last-minute attempts to secure an elusive majority, largely centered on Yamina leader Naftali Bennett and the support of the Islamist Ra’am party. Though Yamina won just seven seats in the March election, […]

His time running out, Netanyahu tries pulling rabbit out of someone else’s hat

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 8

Rivlin expected to pick Lapid to form gov’t, even if Bennett has more support from parties

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 23

Lapid, Bennett, Sa’ar said progressing in marathon talks on ‘change bloc’ gov’t

Negotiators from the Yesh Atid, Yamina and New Hope parties held marathon day-long talks on Thursday at the Knesset in a bid to narrow the gaps that remain to forming a broad-based unity government that would see Israel’s longest-serving premier, Benjamin Netanyahu, pushed out of office. Disagreements surfaced over ministries and negotiating schedules as the […]

Netanyahu gave Bennett a rare gift. What happens next is up to him

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

The Tragedy of Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as he arrives to a hearing in his corruption trial at Jerusalem’s District Court February 8, 2021. Photo: Reuben Castro/Pool via REUTERS The ancient Greeks who invented the tragedy based it, in many ways, on an idea first articulated by the philosopher Heraclitus: ethos anthropo daimon — character […]

Far-right party leader: Arabs are citizens of Israel ‘for now at least’

Religious Zionism leader Bezalel Smotrich remarked Monday that Arabs are citizens of Israel, “for now at least.” Smotrich’s far-right party is a part of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s right-wing-religious bloc. His refusal to join a right-wing minority government propped up by the Islamist Ra’am party is blocking one of Netanyahu’s few potential routes to forming a […]

Bennett, Sa’ar stress gaps in unity talks; Lapid insists they’re bridgeable

The leaders of the right-wing Yamina and New Hope parties expressed caution over ongoing negotiations to form a unity government on Monday, admitting that significant gaps remained between them and the centrist Yesh Atid party, whose leader insisted that they are still bridgeable. The comments were made to reporters at the opening of weekly faction […]

Likud accused of ‘political bribery’ with new Arab affairs panel pushed by Ra’am

A key ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caused uproar in the Knesset on Monday when he proposed the formation of a new Arab affairs committee, prompting accusations from the opposition that it was “political bribery” aimed at leading the Islamist Ra’am party to vote alongside the ruling Likud. According to the Kan public broadcaster, […]

Bennett, Sa’ar cite ‘difficulties’ in forming anti-Netanyahu government

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Canceling the Palestinian elections is patronizing, unjust – and dangerous

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White House says Israeli delegation will not change US position on Iran deal

Israel’s delegation to Washington DC will not change the United States position on rejoining the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, the White House press secretary said in a briefing Friday. On Monday, a high-level Israeli delegation will travel to Washington to voice objection to the US return to the Iran nuclear deal, but not to […]

Government to explain lack of justice minister as emergency court rules expire

The government was set to respond Sunday to a High Court order demanding that it explain why a number of ministerial positions remain unfilled, as emergency coronavirus court measures expired due to the lack of a justice minister. Amid feuding between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz over the appointments, the High […]

Schools open along Gaza border after night of relative calm

Schools opened as normal in the Gaza-adjacent Sha’ar Hanegev region of southern Israel on Sunday morning, after several hours passed without rocket fire following a weekend in which terrorists in the Strip launched more than 40 projectiles at the region, the local government said. Despite the uneasy calm, Israel Defense Forces chief Aviv Kohavi canceled […]

As Iran talks gather steam, Israel prepares a diplomatic offensive

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Netanyahu? In first, Israel’s future is in Bennett and Lapid’s hands

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Netanyahu ‘Had a Point’ About Iran Nuclear Deal, a Star New York Times Reporter Concedes

A taxi passes by in front of The New York Times head office, Feb. 7, 2013. Photo: Reuters / Carlo Allegri / File. A veteran New York Times reporter has conceded publicly that Prime Minister Netanyahu “had a point” when he warned against the Iran nuclear deal reached by President Barack Obama. For years, editorials […]

On Iran and America, Israel must now make fateful strategic choices

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Daily Briefing Apr. 20 – Did you blink? Likud may have lost its coalition chance

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing: Your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Today’s panel comprises editor David Horovitz and political correspondent Tal Schneider, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan. Seemingly overnight, the tide has potentially turned for Likud’s chances of […]

‘Traitor, stinking Russian’: Abused by PM’s backers, Elkin’s wife goes to police

The wife of New Hope MK Ze’ev Elkin has filed a police complaint against supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who verbally attacked her outside the family’s Jerusalem home. Videos posted to Twitter Monday showed a group of Likud activists cursing and screaming at Elkin’s wife, Maria, as she stood by herself outside her home. […]

Likud lashes out at Bennett, Smotrich after Knesset defeat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party publicly lashed out at Yamina and its leader Naftali Bennett Tuesday, while the premier was reported to have privately blasted Religious Zionism and its head Bezalel Smotrich after suffering a stinging defeat in the Knesset on Monday. Amid the ongoing deadlock following the election, a Likud proposal regarding party […]

In blow to Netanyahu, rivals secure key parliamentary panel

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Netanyahu pulls the last rabbit out of his hat, but the trick falls flat

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Netanyahu’s far-right ally blasts attempt to form government with Arabs

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The Israeli right is also suffering under Netanyahu

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How Israel kept the Arab Spring from becoming the winter of its discontent

Ten years ago, in late 2010 and early 2011, the Arab world experienced a series of convulsions that tore apart the Middle East as we knew it. Starting in Tunisia, where a young fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire to protest corruption and police abuse, angry demonstrations spread throughout the region. Some […]

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