Watch: Benjamin Ginsberg explains who runs WashingtonJohns Hopkins professor discusses leverage points of entrenched bureaucracy.
Ex-Minister Gideon Sa'ar considers a return to politicsFormer Likud minister Gideon Sa'ar said that during the coming year he may return to the political arena.
MK Litzman: Lapid Needs to do 'Penance,' by Sitting in OppostionIf Yair Lapid is sorry for what he has done to the haredi public, said MK Yaakov Litzman, let him prove it by staying out of the government.
Lapid Says Elections Are a 'Very Bad Idea'Finance Minister seeks to calm tensions amid reports that the coalition is about to fall apart.
Poll: Likud Still on Top, But Jewish Home Gaining GroundKnesset Channel poll reveals Naftali Bennett's party snapping at Bibi's heels with 20 seats, compared to 25 for Likud.
Israelis Tired of Teachers Preaching PoliticsSurvey finds 68% against politicized teachers like Adam Verete; survey chairman equivocates 'settler brainwashing.'
Analysts Declare Bennett the 'Victor' of Legislative MarathonAnalysts: Jewish Home party came out ahead after week of controversial law-making, including hareidi enlistment and 'referendum law'.
Lapid: Not All Politicians Are PerfectAccording to Finance Minister Yair Lapid, democracy is a great equalizer that lets even idiots take the reins of power.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid Bottoms Out Public Approval PollPoll ranking public approval of 23 ministers reveals surprises. Among them: Livni ranks above Netanyahu.
Presidential Candidate Rejects Anti-Mizrahi Racism ChargesProfessor Dan Shechtman says Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri blew his comments about Mizrahi music out of proportion.
Likud MK Backs Bennett Over 'Jews in Palestine' StormMK Hotovely promises Likud rebellion over Netanyahu's 'political acrobatics' in interview with Arutz Sheva.
Education Ministry Lets Teachers Peddle PoliticsNew program allows teachers to pick their own topics, and express their own political opinions in student discussions.
Report: Amsalem Could Join the LikudRabbi Haim Amsalem, chairman of the Am Shalem movement, has been holding what are termed “intense discussions” with the Likud, reports say.
Haifa University Rejects Nobel-Winning Professor Over PoliticsUniversity board reportedly refuses to grant doctorate to Nobel Prize Winner Yisrael Aumann over pro-Zionist views.
Diskin’s Denial: I’m Not with PeresFormer Shin Bet head denies his attacks on Netanyahu are a prelude to going into politics with Peres.
Public Debate on J'lem Master Plan on SundayAs part of the 'Jerusalem 5800’ project, political candidates from all sides will weigh in on 30-year plan.
43.8% of Jews Favor Gov't Effort to Encourage Arab EmigrationNumber is down from 50.7% in 2010. Poll shows 42% of Jews said that IDF soldiers should not be used to evict Jews from their homes.
Politician Changes Party Affiliation, Steps DownJerusalem politician sets an example by stepping down after switching to Likud. ‘I’m not a thief.’
PM: IDF Officers Have No Business Discussing Politics in PublicTop IDF brass should not be voicing their political opinions in public, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said
Govt: UNESCO Lied, So Planned Jerusalem Visit CanceledThe government on Monday informed UNESCO that a delegation that planned to visit Jerusalem was not welcome
New Poll: Bennett Tied With Labor for Second Largest FactionA new poll showed the Bayit Yehudi party would tie for the second largest Knesset faction with Labor, if elections were held today
Kadima Activist Quits in Disgust, says Party ‘Irrelevant’One of Kadima’s most vocal activists has quit, saying he has lost faith in the party and believes it is increasingly irrelevant.
Youth Leader: Ulpana is Just a SymptomThe threat to demolish the Ulpana neighborhood is just a symptom, says Yoni Shetbon.
The Fine Line Between Culture and Politics at Olympic FestivalIsraeli and ‘Palestinian’ poets will be participating in an upcoming international Cultural Olympiad poetry festival.
Biden: Republicans Strong Enough to Beat UsU.S. Vice-President Joe Biden believes that the Republicans are strong enough to beat President Barack H. Obama in next year's elections.
Activist: Obama, Biden Playing 'Good Cop, Bad Cop' on PollardUS VP Biden's insistence in keeping Jonathan Pollard in prison is just part of a cynical election ploy, says Republican activist Mark Zell.
Sewage: The Stuff of International Politics?Usually, sewage treatment plants don't make the news. But in Judea and Samaria, even the most prosaic issues make international headlines.
Civil Service Head: Israel Behind on 'Affirmative Acition' GoalsIsrael must ensure that 10% of public workers are Arab, the new head of the Civil Service said Tuesday.