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Long-overdue judicial reform process finally underway

The Israeli Supreme Court will still maintain its authority to rule on petitions and overturn legislation based on legal principles. Op-ed.

Long-overdue judicial reform process finally underway

Crisis of judicial proportions, Pt III: Anatomy of the protests

The protest organizers are doing irreparable harm to the state, its institutions and its economy. Op-ed.

Crisis of judicial proportions, Pt III: Anatomy of the protests

A crisis of judicial proportions explained, Part II: Precursors

While the Israeli left has had to concede the government to the right, it is unwilling to give up control of state institutions.Op-ed.

A crisis of judicial proportions explained, Part II: Precursors

A crisis of judicial proportions explained: Court Reform, Part I

The reforms are to correct a decades-old imbalance between the powers of Israel’s aggressive, activist high court and the government. Op-ed.

A crisis of judicial proportions explained: Court Reform, Part I

Watch: Are anti-reform activists promoting BDS?

Now that the Left is fervently battling Netanyahu's judicial reform, is it taking on the roll BDS has occupied for the past decades?

Watch: Are anti-reform activists promoting BDS?

Israel's new government is anti-progressive, not anti-democratic

Israel’s historic right-wing government is the democratic will of the voters, who reject false claims made by the leftist opposition.Op-ed.

Israel's new government is anti-progressive, not anti-democratic

Netanyahu set to form stable, legitimate right-wing gov’t

The vote was a national referendum on the damage by parliamentarians who conspired to block the people’s choice from serving as PM. Op-ed.

Netanyahu set to form stable, legitimate right-wing gov’t

Why Israeli firebrand Ben-Gvir is soaring in polls

Ben Gvir: Our Bible teaches that we are from here, we have come back to our land. I am not a racist, I do not hate Arabs, I hate terrorists.

Why Israeli firebrand Ben-Gvir is soaring in polls

10 reasons the faulty Israel-Lebanon gas deal smells foul

The best Israel can do now is hope that the accord turns out as Lapid insists. Don't count on it. Op-ed.

10 reasons the faulty Israel-Lebanon gas deal smells foul

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

Gantz and Lapid are bringing Israel back to a two-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 let US rollback recognition of Israel's capital?

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?

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 media are tools in Hamas’s war

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 on the clock 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 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 4th election lead to Israel’s largest-ever right-wing gov?

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 in El Al UAE flight

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