As far as the half million Israelis living in Judea and Samaria—most of whom are Jewish Home voters—the referendum bill leaves them in the cold.
Now that Israelis humiliated themselves and Erdogan is rampaging ahead, some are awakening to the fact that this apology only made matters worse.
Drastic changes must be done gradually and with the cooperation of the affected sector of society.
The problem of this government is more likely to be one of personalities, marginal issues that get blown up in importance, and jockeying for financial benefits for different constituencies.
Benjamin Netanyahu made his bed when he put pragmatic secular politics over Jewish values.
It's not that the various coalition partners don't trust Bibi, but that he doesn't really trust them.
I can't imagine a tougher challenge for Lapid. It's so much easier to complain from the outside.
I must admit that I really don't care which parties are in Bibi's government coalition anymore.
Bennett's pact with Yair Lapid, is not good for the country and is leading to fraternal hatred.
Israel might need to roll the proverbial dice again and go for new elections, because this atmosphere is simply too poisoned.
Like it or not, coalition or not, Netanyahu may continue as Prime Minister for quite a while.
One thing that Netanyahu does understand is that a Prime Minister should have as broad a coalition as possible to represent all sectors in Israeli society.
After failing to assemble a coalition within the legally allotted month, Prime Minister Netanyahu went back to President Shimon Peres on Saturday night to...
A similar statement was attributed to Bibi himself during his chat with Yair Lapid.
This is Torah. This is its rightful place in all our lives, both private and public.
Bennett shouldn't have trying to play chicken against a pro.
Who's to blame for there being no religious bloc in the negotiations with the Likud?
It only took a month, but Likud-Beteinu finally managed to close a deal with its first coalition partner, Tzipi Livni's HaTnua party.
Livni will reportedly...
The Right is complacent, perhaps because everyone is busy with the Herculean task of assembling the next governing coalition.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not discounted the possibility of calling new elections, Likud sources say, according to the Israeli publication, Ma'ariv.
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