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Israel is entering the era of cultural self identity politics

Israel is entering the era of cultural self identity politics

A country governed by multpile parties each based on its own self-identity may not succeed in facing Israel's existential realities. Op-ed.Dr. Chaim C.. Cohen, 26/04/2021 14:36
The new plan to oust Netanyahu and its implications for Israel

The new plan to oust Netanyahu and its implications for Israel

Yamina's Bennett and New Hope's Sa'ar, with all of 13 MKs, expect 30 Likud lawmakers to ignore their voters and help unseat Netanyahu. Op-edCaroline Glick, 11/04/2021 23:59
Political paralysis in Israel

Political paralysis in Israel

There is no real ideological commitment on the part of secular parties, just animosities, leading to no dominance by Left or Right. Op-ed.Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin, 06/04/2021 20:21
Because of Biden…Bibi

Because of Biden…Bibi

Few, if any, countries face the truly daunting array of challenges that Israel does. There is no time for on the job training. Op-ed.Dr. Martin Sherman, 05/04/2021 11:00
Time is on Netanyahu’s side

Time is on Netanyahu’s side

The Israeli public’s lack of preference for anyone but Bibi will prevent others from forming a government or creating a stable one. Op-edDaniel Tauber, 02/04/2021 11:00
The Israeli Election system is a form of political madness

The Israeli Election system is a form of political madness

Can something be done to prevent the maddening indecisive Israeli election outcomes? Op-ed.Barry Shaw, 24/03/2021 16:15
Deri does not rule out coalition with Mansour Abbas, but 'would rather rely on our 61'

Deri does not rule out coalition with Mansour Abbas, but 'would rather rely on our 61'

Shas chairman: We must not trust any party that is not from the right-wing camp and the religious public.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/03/2021 03:13
Who will join with whom? The Israeli elections conundrum

Who will join with whom? The Israeli elections conundrum

61 seats are needed to form a government. Here are some ways parties might join together to form one and avoid a fifth election.Op-ed.Frank Mecklenburg, 20/03/2021 20:25
'A bad coalition is better than elections'

'A bad coalition is better than elections'

Edelstein believes vaccine campaign will be launched within week, and that government problems can be solved, even in current composition.Nitzan Kedar, 14/12/2020 19:51
First time: Right-leaning coalition in national institutions

First time: Right-leaning coalition in national institutions

Zionist institutions include Jewish Agency, JNF, Zionist Histadrut, and Keren Hayesod.Hezki Baruch, 17/10/2020 23:11
MK Miki Zohar: 'This slipshod government must be disbanded soon'

MK Miki Zohar: 'This slipshod government must be disbanded soon'

Coalition Chairman Miki Zohar attacks Blue and White party, calls to disband government.Mordechai Sones, 26/09/2020 20:30
Likud activist: The rift is big, there's no escaping elections

Likud activist: The rift is big, there's no escaping elections

Veteran Likud activist Arik Ziv does not recommend that Netanyahu go to elections.Hezki Baruch, 24/07/2020 06:40
Examining Israel's 35th government

Examining Israel's 35th government

Israel has a government after three elections and more than a year, but it is cumbersome and far from unified. Nor is the Opposition. Op-ed.Frank Mecklenburg, 31/05/2020 10:24
MK Zohar warns: 'MKs who don't attend votes will be punished'

MK Zohar warns: 'MKs who don't attend votes will be punished'

MK Miki Zohar warns coalition MKs to attend votes, vote with coalition.Hezki Baruch, 25/05/2020 16:47
Levy-Abekasis to serve as Minister for Community Strengthening

Levy-Abekasis to serve as Minister for Community Strengthening

Gesher chairwoman to head newly formed ministry called the Ministry for Community Strengthening and Promotion.Hezki Baruch, 14/05/2020 02:03
Thinking out of the box - Naftali Bennett for Health Minister

Thinking out of the box - Naftali Bennett for Health Minister

Success requires a leader to think out of the box, pick the best man for the job, and not be influenced by personal issues. Opinion.Dr. Aaron Lerner, 08/05/2020 15:06
Israel's Defense Minister Bennett takes the bull by the horns

Israel's Defense Minister Bennett takes the bull by the horns

Naftali Bennett (Yamina) won't be the defense minister for much longer, according to the coalition agreement, but he is using the time he has left to attain the maximum for the Israeli public. Sheri Oz, 24/04/2020 11:29
Israel's Government - important developments

Israel's Government - important developments

It is complicated, but the description below explains what is happening in the seemingly endless efforts to form a government in Israel. Frank Mecklenburg, 16/04/2020 08:18
Yamina: Netanyahu dismantled the right-wing bloc, used it and tossed it aside

Yamina: Netanyahu dismantled the right-wing bloc, used it and tossed it aside

Officials in Yamina blast PM over his meeting with Gantz.Hezki Baruch, 13/04/2020 23:53
Netanyahu and the 'art of the possible'

Netanyahu and the 'art of the possible'

if Netanyahu decides to go for sovereignty and refuses to hand over major ministries to Gantz as the Blue & White head demands, hs other options may actually be better.Dr. Martin Sherman, 05/04/2020 21:27
Gantz: I won't badmouth Bogie and Yair despite what I know

Gantz: I won't badmouth Bogie and Yair despite what I know

Blue and White chairman explains why he went for unity government: Minority government wasn't an option; I didn't want a fourth election.Ben Ariel, 02/04/2020 05:57
Gantz Trojan Horse threatens Israel as the Jewish National Home

Gantz Trojan Horse threatens Israel as the Jewish National Home

Netanyahu must make sure the Jewish National Home, Israel, does not regret Gantz receiving the reins of the country in a year and a half. David Singer, 31/03/2020 15:39
INTO THE FRAY: Back from the brink!

INTO THE FRAY: Back from the brink!

The false façade of the Blue & White party was even more friable and fragile than anyone imagined; under the assault of recalcitrant reality, even the fast-drying Bibiphobic glue proved unable to hold things together.Dr. Martin Sherman, 29/03/2020 00:26
Stop this insanity before it's too late

Stop this insanity before it's too late

It is not the Coronavirus that we have to fear, but a left-wing government supported by our enemies!Rabbi Abraham Lewin, 25/03/2020 14:30
Chaos on the political front

Chaos on the political front

The chaos we are witnessing in the Israeli government may be the price of democracy, but that, too, must have its limits. People are furiious. Leonie Ben-Simon, 22/03/2020 00:50
Corona and Israeli politics

Corona and Israeli politics

Incredibly in Israel, there is a group of people for whom the very idea of introspection and soul searching is the farthest thought from their minds. Shalom Pollack, 19/03/2020 15:30
Who will be the prime minister of Israel?

Who will be the prime minister of Israel?

The Israeli election conundrum is confusing, but here is a brief and succinct explanation. No solution is offered. Frank Mecklenburg, 12/03/2020 18:00
A minority, non Zionist government  in Israel

A minority, non Zionist government  in Israel

Certain political groups want to throw basic, consensual assumptions about Israel's government into the fire. I fear that in the process, they will create a new fire.Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 10/03/2020 05:00
Beware the dangerous Left Syndrome, aka Smolonivirus

Beware the dangerous Left Syndrome, aka Smolonivirus

Voting right is the only way we can save Israel from the Smolonivirus that is eating away at our beloved Holy Land, and at all the values we cherish.  Tzvi Fishman, 01/03/2020 09:16
Netanyahu: Make a deal with Likud rivals, not Gantz

Netanyahu: Make a deal with Likud rivals, not Gantz

Instead of passing the mantle to Gantz after 4-6 months, why not do the same with his potential rivals within the Likud? Why not agree to a similar deal, but internally? David Rubin, 09/12/2019 06:29
Common sense dictates that Liberman and Netanyahu cut a deal

Common sense dictates that Liberman and Netanyahu cut a deal

Both sides can find a way to compromise and prevent a government backed by anti-Zionist Arab parties. Ted Belman, 19/11/2019 10:30
Liberman responds to Netanyahu

Liberman responds to Netanyahu

"Pledge to the people of Israel that you will not take the State of Israel to a third election campaign," says Yisrael Beytenu chairman.Elad Benari, 14/11/2019 23:31
Rabin’s policies can help break Gantz-Netanyahu deadlock

Rabin’s policies can help break Gantz-Netanyahu deadlock

If Gantz would only adopt Rabin's clear policy negating a Palestinian Arab state in Judea and Samaria, Israel could have a real unity government. David Singer, 08/11/2019 15:55
Vote recount could possibly end Israel’s electoral morass

Vote recount could possibly end Israel’s electoral morass

Could the bug in April have happened again in September and not have been rectified? David Singer, 20/10/2019 13:48
Netanyahu and Liberman must stop Israel’s third election in a year

Netanyahu and Liberman must stop Israel’s third election in a year

Liberman has publicly and arrogantly laid out his demands for joining  the Right-Wing bloc headed by Netanyahu. It is his and the prime minister's responsiblity to reach an agreement. David Singer, 05/10/2019 21:18
This, too, shall pass

This, too, shall pass

High Holy Days and a pause for the big picture. Jack Engelhard, 02/10/2019 13:25
Gantz continues to boycott Smotrich and Litzman

Gantz continues to boycott Smotrich and Litzman

Blue and White official: Netanyahu knows we will not sit down with Litzman and Smotrich, and certainly not with him as prime minister.Elad Benari, 24/09/2019 00:04
Netanyahu's end? A Shakespearian tragedy

Netanyahu's end? A Shakespearian tragedy

Do we have the makings of a Shakespearian tragedy or will there be a twist in the tale? Barry Shaw, 21/09/2019 22:48
Let Liberman be Deputy Prime Minister and call it a day

Let Liberman be Deputy Prime Minister and call it a day

Jaws might drop over this suggestion, and Trump haters might even go so far as to suggest an investigation as to Russia’s possible ties to the ‘mad’ Russian Avigdor, but there is nothing wrong with being mad like a fox. Gerald McGlothlin, 19/09/2019 16:02
Liberman: We will not sit with the Arab parties

Liberman: We will not sit with the Arab parties

Yisrael Beytenu chairman calls on Netanyahu and Gantz to focus on a unity government. "For us, there is no other option."Elad Benari, 19/09/2019 05:12
The Israeli election and Liberman’s conditions.

The Israeli election and Liberman’s conditions.

Heavy Russian Liberman is the pivotal figure today, but he is also the problem. Barry Shaw, 18/09/2019 15:14
The Israeli electoral system:and its history, explained

The Israeli electoral system:and its history, explained

Did you know that the First Knesset included 117 Jews and 3 Arabs, 108 men and 12 women, while the 21st (recent) Knesset included 12 Arabs and 29 women. Daniel Pinner, 17/09/2019 09:00
Liberman zigzagging: What did he say just two months ago?

Liberman zigzagging: What did he say just two months ago?

In April, Liberman rejected the possibility of establishing a unity government and promised to recommend only Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/06/2019 06:13
MK Kisch: I hope to be Minister of Communications

MK Kisch: I hope to be Minister of Communications

Likud MK says Netanyahu planning further changes in the transitional government and will probably dismiss Uri Ariel and Yifat Shasha-Biton.Elad Benari, 12/06/2019 05:37
PM: 'Heart-rending' to see people left homeless by firestorm

PM: 'Heart-rending' to see people left homeless by firestorm

Netanyahu offers thanks to foreign countries which aided Israel during firestorm, says he's tracking rebuilding of homes destroyed in fires.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/05/2019 14:05
Attorney General warns new coalition

Attorney General warns new coalition

Mandelblit says he will not hesitate to voice his position on initiatives to weaken the judicial system.Hezki Baruch, 24/05/2019 03:32
'Religious Zionism won't be a punching bag in politics'

'Religious Zionism won't be a punching bag in politics'

Smotrich: 'I am not frustrating the formation of the government - but Religious Zionism won't be a punching bag and a fifth wheel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2019 11:31
'The parties still have their heads in the clouds'

'The parties still have their heads in the clouds'

PM opens cabinet meeting by addressing Eurovision and coalition talks. 'I hope we can bring the parties back to the ground.'Hezki Baruch, 19/05/2019 11:48
'Without education, justice portfolios, there is no government'

'Without education, justice portfolios, there is no government'

National Union chairman: 'Without me there's no coalition. I am not returning to a government in which we are hanged in the Supreme Court.'Hezki Baruch, 30/04/2019 14:41
'If I was in Netanyahu's place, I would be nervous'

'If I was in Netanyahu's place, I would be nervous'

Could Avidgor Liberman's demands torpedo efforts to build a right-wing - religious coalition government? Raviv Drucker weighs in.103FM, 28/04/2019 21:25
No agreement on haredi draft

No agreement on haredi draft

First round of coalition talks between Likud and Yisrael Beytenu conclude this morning. No agreements reached regarding draft of haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2019 14:48
Netanyahu tasked with forming government

Netanyahu tasked with forming government

President Rivlin chooses Netanyahu to establish next coalition. 'For the fifth time, you have secured the support of this dear people.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2019 20:34
  The implications of Netanyahu’s re-election

The implications of Netanyahu’s re-election

The Leftist version of Israeli society has been effectively ended with the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu to a fifth term. Ron Jager, 10/04/2019 18:59
"Our Union Saved the Right Bloc

"Our Union Saved the Right Bloc

MK Slomianski, who managed the union's contacts with the prime minister, is convinced that the agreement was the right oneArutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2019 16:54
Opposition brings down coalition's bill

Opposition brings down coalition's bill

For the second time since Yisrael Beytenu left, the opposition is able to bring down one of the coalition's bills.Hezki Baruch, 18/12/2018 05:34
New law would ban sitting MKs from defecting to the coalition

New law would ban sitting MKs from defecting to the coalition

Amid efforts by rebel Zionist Union MK Robert Tivaev to join coalition, new law would ban lawmakers from 'crossing the lines'.Tzvi Lev, 29/11/2018 15:42