The institution of party primaries in Israel needs to be expanded not shrunk, so that the government will be under the supervision of the people from which it derives power and the moral authority to govern.
Ayalon's new position on the Palestinian statehood doesn't quite match his prior criticism of the Palestinian's bid for statehood at the UN.
East Jerusalem has become code for: where Jews shouldn't be.
Israeli willingness to do whatever it takes to prevent weapons of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands may be the only thing preventing civil wars or heated rhetoric from becoming mass atrocities.
Like Liberman before, Lapid will likely be Netanyahu's major partner as under almost any coalition figuration Yesh Atid can bring down the coalition.
So my advice is, don't try to outsmart anyone. You will just be shooting yourself in the foot. Vote for the party you want to see lead the country.
As predicted here, Mori's anti-Israel rants will have no affect on U.S. policy of aiding Egypt's transition to an Islamist democracy-dictatorship.
The Channel 10 report included the fact that none of the Likud's district candidates would get in and even MK Carmel Shama could be on the chopping bloc.
Trump even works in the Likud's election slogan, "A strong prime minister is a strong Israel."
The JewishPress.com was the first major English language Jewish/Israel news publication to have the story about the video.
It cannot be claimed it is fair for one party to attack another, but not for the other to attack back...
The election-video recalls the practical achievements of the government over the last four years.
In 1992, the Tehiya Party brought down Shamir's government over the Madrid Conference, leading to Labor's victory and the signing of the Oslo Accords.
Let's face it, people here don't vote for representatives. Party bosses and power players do.
As if you needed proof that the new Egypt is an enemy lying in wait.
While the Israeli media wrongly claimed that the Likud had made an extreme shift to the right in recent primaries, some commentators were correcting in observing the existence of a deal-system. (Part IV in a series about the Likud primaries).
Even after the New York Times issued a remarkable correction, the paper's bureau chief claims she was essentially correct in writing that construction in E-1 would cut Judea and Samaria in two.
Lessons from Begin's push to annex the Golan.
In depth analysis of the Likud's final list for the Knesset (part III in a series).
In depth analysis of the Likud's final list for the Knesset (part II in a series).
In depth analysis of the Likud's final list for the Knesset (part I in a series).
The entire concept of non-member observers has no bearing on international law.
The top 35 of the Likud's Knesset list and which spots are what.
On Sunday, Wall Street Journal editor and columnist Bret Stephens did what too many need to do: own up to the mistake of supporting the Disengagement Plan.
Since the debate there's been a lot of analysis as to whether the President designated the attack on the U.S. embassy in Bengahzi, Libya, an act of terrorism. The President indeed used the term "act of terror" the next day but it wasn't clear if he was talking about that attack or 9-11. For the next week administration officials described the attacks as part of a protest-riot against the the U.S. over the "Innocence of Muslims" video which got out of hand.
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