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Israel Project board 'considering all options moving forward'

Israel Project board 'considering all options moving forward'

Reeling from CEO's departure, the Israel Project board meeting to assess financial crisis ends inconclusively.

Israel Project chairman: Post-mortem is premature, wait and see

Israel Project chairman: Post-mortem is premature, wait and see

The Israel Project chairman says reports of its demise are premature. An insider says its entire staff was laid off.

Combating Anti-Semitism in the field of ideas

Combating Anti-Semitism in the field of ideas

Who is responsible for the rise in anti-Semitism – the left or the right? Is hatred of Israel and hatred of the Jews one and the same?

Israel Project’s CEO steps down amid fundraising difficulties

Israel Project’s CEO steps down amid fundraising difficulties

Josh Block, The Israel Project’s CEO, is leaving due to polarized political climate and advocacy group’s fundraising difficulties.

Cancel the elections? There may be surprises

Cancel the elections? There may be surprises

Prof. Abraham Diskin thinks that the chances of canceling the elections are small, but there may be surprises.

'Assad's interest: Iran outside Syria'

'Assad's interest: Iran outside Syria'

The former Israeli national security adviser talks about the importance of insisting on keeping Iran away from Israel's borders.

Is Israel on the brink of a culture war?

Is Israel on the brink of a culture war?

Will religion and state be at the center of election campaign in Israel? Who benefits from putting this topic at the top of the agenda?

Behind the scenes: A reporter's notebook on Israel

Behind the scenes: A reporter's notebook on Israel

What is it like covering one of the most contentious regions on the globe as a Jewish journalist?

What kind of government do Israelis really want?

What kind of government do Israelis really want?

Yochanan Plesner estimates that most voters in Israel are interested in a secular right-wing government.

Is bipartisan support slipping away?

Is bipartisan support slipping away?

Is growing divide between American Jewry and Israel a recipe for damage to Israel’s position in the world?

Sylvan Adams explains: How I got Madonna to Eurovision

Sylvan Adams explains: How I got Madonna to Eurovision

What brings one of Canada’s most successful businessmen to invest in some of Israel’s most bombastic PR projects in the last few years?

Meet our man in the Eurovisionplayer

Meet our man in the Eurovision

Days before the biggest moment of his life, Israeli singer Kobi Marimi sits down for a conversation discussing the weight on his shoulders.

Preserving the past to fix the future

Preserving the past to fix the future

Is anti-Semitism making a comeback in Europe? Was the Holocaust uniquely Jewish or is there a universal lesson to be learned?

Forrest Gump in Israel?

Forrest Gump in Israel?

Michael Wardian, an American ultra-marathoner, ran across Israel and set the fastest-known time for Israel’s National trail.

'Gantz gave victory speech but woke up with hangover'

'Gantz gave victory speech but woke up with hangover'

A politics professor from the Hebrew University talks about the mistakes of Benny Gantz and the chances that Netanyahu completes his term.

'The elections will be decided by the undecided'

'The elections will be decided by the undecided'

Will the 2009 precedent repeat itself and will Netanyahu’s legal woes make coalition forming more difficult after this election?

Do Arabs 'flock to the polls' or disapprove of the elections?

Do Arabs 'flock to the polls' or disapprove of the elections?

How do the Arabs vote and why should this interest us?

What is social media’s impact on Israeli elections?

What is social media’s impact on Israeli elections?

Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler of the Israel Democracy Institute measures the extent Israeli elections are influenced by digital campaigns.

Israel and the Democratic Party at a crossroads

Israel and the Democratic Party at a crossroads

Can Israel and the US avoid interfering in each other’s election campaigns?

Hamas thinks Israel's hands are tied because of the elections

Hamas thinks Israel's hands are tied because of the elections

Eran Lerman, a former deputy director of Israel’s National Security Council, thinks that "Hamas is playing with fire.”

'There is no real argument about the need to react'

'There is no real argument about the need to react'

Former national security adviser believes that the elections will not be a factor in determining the response to the rocket fire from Gaza.

Hezbollah's malicious plans exposed: How should Israel react?

Hezbollah's malicious plans exposed: How should Israel react?

Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) Sarit Zehavi, a former IDF intelligence official, talks about the 'Golan File'.

Campaigning in the shadow of corruption charges

Campaigning in the shadow of corruption charges

Have Israelis become accustomed to their leaders being investigated?

Realizing the dream: Touch the moon

Realizing the dream: Touch the moon

Yariv Bash shares details of the tragic accident that left him confined to a wheelchair but hasn’t stopped him from fulfilling his dreams.

Do Israelis also vote with their wallets?

Do Israelis also vote with their wallets?

Prof. Dan Ben David wonders if Israel’s “culture of shortcuts” is a recipe for a future economic crisis.

Do the Polls still have a Pulse?

Do the Polls still have a Pulse?

Veteran pollster, Professor Camil Fuchs, shares his experiences surveying Israelis over decades of election

The Haredi Spring in politics

The Haredi Spring in politics

As election season heats up, let's take a look at Jewish haredi politics and try to measure the sector’s influence in Israel.

How to explain the Holocaust to millennials

How to explain the Holocaust to millennials

What is the best social media platform to get millennials’ attention and are they even interested in hearing about the Holocaust?

Is the publication of the bombings related to the elections?

Is the publication of the bombings related to the elections?

Why did Israel move from ambiguity to a “show and tell” policy with regard to its actions in Syria?

Israel will choose: The generals’ elections

Israel will choose: The generals’ elections

Can army generals be good politicians and is the experience acquired as IDF Chief of Staff sufficient to become prime minister?

"Netanyahu does not need Putin’s support in the elections”

"Netanyahu does not need Putin’s support in the elections”

Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler thinks that "Russia is trying to undermine the public's trust in democracy in all the Western countries".

The parties are wondering: Join together or split up?

The parties are wondering: Join together or split up?

Two senior political experts are trying to analyze what is needed to win the 2019 elections: inter-party connections, or splits?

Elections in Israel: Netanyahu’s last campaign?

Elections in Israel: Netanyahu’s last campaign?

Professor Abraham Diskin discusses the most fascinating election in the country’s history.

 "A major change in foreign policy of Brazil regarding Israel"

"A major change in foreign policy of Brazil regarding Israel"

With the first official trip by Israeli PM to Brazil, The former Ambassador to Braziltalks about the warming relations between the states.

'US withdrawal from Syria strengthens Iran'

'US withdrawal from Syria strengthens Iran'

Former head of the Research Division of IDF Military Intelligence thinks that the move of US is bad for Israel.

Zalman Shoval: 'Breaking the ice over bad coffee'

Zalman Shoval: 'Breaking the ice over bad coffee'

Zalman Shoval, who served under four prime ministers, shares stories of his time with Israeli and American statesmen.

'Hamas is trying to open up a new front in Judea and Samaria'

'Hamas is trying to open up a new front in Judea and Samaria'

Former head of the Shin Bet security agency’s Intelligence Division thinks that Hamas is trying to provoke Israel in every way.

'Shira's condition is improving, pray for the baby'

'Shira's condition is improving, pray for the baby'

With his daughter in serious condition and grandson in critical condition after terror attack, Chaim Silberstein tries to stay optimistic.

A definite love of Israel: That is how Bush will be remembered

A definite love of Israel: That is how Bush will be remembered

From the Gulf War to the Madrid Conference - what will former President George Bush be most remembered for?

The Jewish James Bond

The Jewish James Bond

What brings an IDF Naval Ops veteran to write a spy novel on a female Mossad agent in English?