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Political expert: Smotrich has 'burned' Netanyahu

Journalist Gil Hoffman says Religious Zionism's Bezalel Smotrich may be the only one interested in another round of elections.

Political expert: Smotrich has 'burned' Netanyahuplayer

The Jewish connection to three Star Wars trilogies

Founding the legion of Star Wars loyalists and his own Star Wars connections in the Torah.

The Jewish connection to three Star Wars trilogiesplayer

The Likud contender’s moral clarity

Likud leadership candidate Gideon Sa’ar unveils his foreign policy in a speech to pro-Israel members of parliament from around the world.

The Likud contender’s moral clarityplayer

Israelis ask: Anything but additional elections

Is there still a chance for a unity government or the right-wing coalition? Gil Hoffman discusses what can prevent another election.

Israelis ask: Anything but additional electionsplayer

The 'garbage time' of Israeli politics

Political commentator Gil Hoffman wonders why Israel should go to elections, if there is no real difference between Gantz and Netanyahu.

The 'garbage time' of Israeli politics

Is the Netanyahu era nearing its end?

Gil Hoffman estimates that coalition negotiations will take a long time. Doomed for December?

Is the Netanyahu era nearing its end?

What happens if again no party can form a government?

How do Yair Lapid and Stav Shafir relate to a scenario in which the current elections end just like the previous ones?

What happens if again no party can form a government?player

Why do tiny parties run for Knesset?

Gil Hoffman tries to figure out what drives a party that has received less than 400 votes to run again and again.

Why do tiny parties run for Knesset?player

Is it time for Anglos in Israeli politics?

Former MK Dov Lipman aims to get immigrants to Israel from English speaking countries to be more politically active.

Is it time for Anglos in Israeli politics?player

Why The Lion King is a Zionist movie

Gil Hoffman and explains why the story of The Lion King has much in common with the story of the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.

Why The Lion King is a Zionist movieplayer

Elections 2019: Win together or lose alone?

The election campaign in Israel shows the need to unite forces - right and left. Is it really possible?

Elections 2019: Win together or lose alone?player

Has Bibi walked into a minefield and is Labor doomed?

Gil Hoffman explains why the September 17 repeat election will be a lot more interesting than people currently expect.

Has Bibi walked into a minefield and is Labor doomed?player

The impact of hatred on politics

Gil Hoffman examines why Israel is going to a repeat election on September 17.

The impact of hatred on politics

Do American Jews love Israel less than before?

Gil Hoffman talks about the schism between Israeli and American Jews and how it has been exacerbated recently by politics in both countries.

Do American Jews love Israel less than before?

After the elections: Who really came out as a winner?

Gil Hoffman analyzes the strategy of the 11 parties that made it in to the next Knesset

After the elections: Who really came out as a winner?player

Benny Gantz – The challenger chimes in

Benny Gantz vows in interview to win the election and form a government that will not include Netanyahu.

Benny Gantz – The challenger chimes in

Meet the haredi Anglo candidate for Israeli elections

Yitzhak Pindrus blasts Blue and White Benny chairman Gantz for his statements supporting an egalitarian prayer site at the Western Wall.

Meet the haredi Anglo candidate for Israeli electionsplayer

Corruption charges divide Israeli snap election polls

How much voters need to worry about the accusations against Netanyahu, and why American Jews should support partnership with Otzma Yehudit.

Corruption charges divide Israeli snap election polls

Liberman’s new diplomatic recruit

Eli Avidar explains why he left the private sector to run in the election and what he intends to do if elected to the Knesset.

Liberman’s new diplomatic recruit

Baruch Marzel: The view from all the way on the right

Knesset candidate Baruch Marzel of Otzma Yehudit thinks that there is no difference between Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz.

Baruch Marzel: The view from all the way on the rightplayer

As a Member of Knesset I will speak the voice of Diaspora Jewry

Trailblazer ready to run for Knesset.

As a Member of Knesset I will speak the voice of Diaspora Jewryplayer

Why this is Israel’s midterm election

Recent steps of politicians indicate that they are preparing less for the current election and more for the post-Netanyahu era.

Why this is Israel’s midterm electionplayer

Netanyahu's battle against the justice system: How will it end?

Will Netanyahu’s battle against the legal establishment bear fruit?

Netanyahu's battle against the justice system: How will it end?player

Behind the scenes at the political ambush

Gil Hoffman takes us behind the scenes during and after the event which saw the breakup of the Zionist Union.

Behind the scenes at the political ambush

Israeli democracy in danger?

Why do nearly half of Israelis believe that their political leadership is corrupt and that their democracy is in danger?

Israeli democracy in danger?

Israel and the Jews of the US: This is the time to connect

Lessons from across the Great Divide with progressive American Jews.

Israel and the Jews of the US: This is the time to connect

Israel and US Jews post-Pittsburgh

What is happening to the complex and sensitive relationship between Israelis and American Jews in the wake of the massacre in Pittsburgh?

Israel and US Jews post-Pittsburghplayer

The mayor’s parting words

Nir Barkat ends his term as mayor of Jerusalem and is not afraid to criticize some of the candidates for mayor.

The mayor’s parting wordsplayer

Recognizing Jerusalem: It is becoming a trend‏

MK Sharren Haskel explains why Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced he's considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Recognizing Jerusalem: It is becoming a trend‏player

A matter of time: The election is already around the corner

Political prognostics for the period ahead.

A matter of time: The election is already around the corner

The quiet before the political storm

When will the next Israeli election be held? When will US President Donald Trump reveal his ultimate deal for Middle East peace?

The quiet before the political storm

Who's responsible for the rift between Israel and American Jews?

What really happens within the relationship between the State of Israel and the Jews of the United States?

Who's responsible for the rift between Israel and American Jews?

'Dog days of summer' in the Knesset? Not this summer

Gil Hoffman explains why the news from the empty parliament building is surprisingly intense now.

'Dog days of summer' in the Knesset? Not this summerplayer

The Opposition Leader’s swan song

Gil Hoffman asks Yitzhak Herzog whether leaving the Zionist Union is akin to fleeing the sinking Titanic.

The Opposition Leader’s swan song

Do Knesset members really work hard?

Gil Hoffman analyzes the work of Knesset members during the last week of the summer session.

Do Knesset members really work hard?player

Netanyahu vs Diaspora Jews?

Would Netanyahu prefer to help the haredim over Diaspora Jews from around the world?

Netanyahu vs Diaspora Jews?player

In Israeli democracy there is no moment of boredom

Gil Hoffman provides an internal look at approving controversial laws in the Knesset this week

In Israeli democracy there is no moment of boredomplayer

This is the time: Let us strengthen the Jewish connection

Gil Hoffman interviews Dr. Steven B. Nasatir, president of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

This is the time: Let us strengthen the Jewish connectionplayer

Why Israel-lovers should care about the World Cup

Josh Halickman, thinks that even though Israel has not made the tournament since 1970, people who love the Jewish state should be watching.

Why Israel-lovers should care about the World Cupplayer

Why the Korean Deal Matters for Israel

Gil Hoffman analyzes how the deal signed in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Why the Korean Deal Matters for Israelplayer