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It was clear that the coalition would fail

Haiting Netanyahu wasn’t enough to keep a group that agreed on little else together. Op-ed.

It was clear that the coalition would fail

Breaking down Bennett’s coalition breakdown

If it was not ok for Netanyahu with 30 MKs to lead a minority government, how can Bennett do so with only five members of parliament?Op-ed.

Breaking down Bennett’s coalition breakdown

With Bennett watching, Gantz and Lapid are bringing Israel back towards a 2-state paradigm

While Bennett can hold off formal negotiations, his left-wing colleagues are laying the groundwork for more 2-state follies.Op-ed.

Gantz and Lapid are bringing Israel back to a two-state paradigm

Yair Lapid’s foreign-policy follies

Lapid has operated without much criticism, but has overseen highly questionable diplomatic moves that harm national-security interests.Op-ed

Yair Lapid’s foreign-policy follies

Will Bennett allow US to rollback recognition of Israel’s capital and redivide Jerusalem?

A push to reopen a shuttered consulate to the PA in Jerusalem is a first major foreign-policy test for Israel’s fragile coalition. Op-ed.

Will Bennett let US rollback recognition of Israel's capital?

Can a Bennett-Lapid government rise to the challenges facing the Jewish state?

The public will see if it has the new alliance mettle, wisdom and skill to weather the obstacles ahead. Opinion.

Can a Bennett-Lapid government rise to the challenges?

AP,‘Al Jazeera’ and the mainstream media are tools in Hamas’s war against Israel

If Israel had targeted those outlets for their open support of its enemies, it may have been justified on those grounds alone. Op-ed

AP, Al Jazeera and the media are tools in Hamas’s war

Lapid and Bennett officially on the clock to try to end Netanyahu’s tenure

Bennett had pledged he would not sit in any government with Lapid. It is now clear that he was negotiating rotation terms all the time.Op-ed

Lapid and Bennett on the clock to end Netanyahu’s tenure

Who’s responsible for the Meron disaster?

No one factor is to blame. A perfect storm of elements came together, exposing a system filled with flaws, many of them cultural. Op-ed.

Who’s responsible for the Meron disaster?

In fourth consecutive campaign, Netanyahu secures largest-ever electoral lead

Long-serving prime minister thanked citizens, tweeting: “You gave a huge victory for the right and the Likud under my leadership.” Op-ed.

In fourth campaign Netanyahu secures largest-ever electoral lead

The differences between Israel’s 2020 and 2021 elections

Polls show that the election is Netanyahu’s to win or lose, although one should always expect the unexpected in Israeli politics. Op-ed.

The differences between Israel’s 2020 and 2021 elections

Could a fourth election lead to Israel’s largest-ever right-wing government?

Just as Netanyahu crushed Blue & White alliance that challenged him, he demolished the country’s greater left-wing camp. Opinion

Could 4th election lead to Israel’s largest-ever right-wing gov?

Is a ‘New Right’ ascending in Israel?

Head of Yamina party Naftali Bennett may be successfully positioning himself as the right wing heir apparent to Netanyahu. Opinion.

Is a ‘New Right’ ascending in Israel?

Netanyahu, Trump and Obama doctrines all on display with El Al flight to Emirates

Obama’s betrayal of US allies and cozying to the region’s most malign actors paved the way to Israel’s becoming a regional superpower.Op-ed.

Netanyahu, Trump and Obama doctrines in El Al UAE flight

Netanyahu’s five-point battleground to stay in power

A look at the simultaneous fronts Netanyahu is fighting both to remain prime minister and strengthen Israel. Opinion.

Netanyahu’s five-point battleground to stay in power

Israeli sovereignty is now officially on the clock

Netanyahu is working with Trump to recognize sovereignty over approx. 30 percent of Judea and Samaria. July 1 was not a deadline. Opinion.

Israeli sovereignty is now officially on the clock

<I>Yitro</I>: A Model for Diplomatic Encounters

 <I>Yitro</I>: A Model for Diplomatic Encounters