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News Israel Politics: No, we shouldn’t be able to indict a president. Israel’s political crisis shows why.

Published on: Friday 22 November 2019
No, we shouldn’t be able to indict a president. Israel’s political crisis shows why.
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/11/22/no-we-shouldnt-be-able-indict-president-israels-political-crisis-shows-why/

Sound familiar? Netanyahu’s indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust poses similar political challenges to Israel as Trump’s impeachment does here. Just as here, Netanyahu’s voter ...

News Israel Politics: Israel's Netanyahu facing fight of his political life

Published on: Friday 22 November 2019
Israel's Netanyahu facing fight of his political life
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-50516627

Anyone who thought a decision on the long-running corruption investigation embroiling Israel's prime minister would resolve the country's political turmoil was wrong. On Thursday Benjamin Netanyahu ...

News Israel Politics: Confusion and uncertainty deepen in Israel as Netanyahu fights for political survival

Published on: Friday 22 November 2019
Confusion and uncertainty deepen in Israel as Netanyahu fights for political survival
News source: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-11-22/confusion-and-uncertainty-deepen-as-netanyahu-fights-for-political-survival

A defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday rejected calls for him to resign and lashed out at numerous perceived enemies as a criminal corruption indictment against him plunged his ...

News Israel Politics: As Trump abandons Kurds, Israel worries about trust

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
As Trump abandons Kurds, Israel worries about trust
News source: https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/as-trump-abandons-kurds-israel-worries-about-trust-1867688/

In particular, there are growing fears that Israel’s archenemy Iran could be emboldened by what appears to be an increasingly hands-off American policy in the region. “The Israelis had thought of ...

News Israel Politics: Israeli Arab Faction Explains Why It Didn’t Back Netanyahu’s Rival

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Israeli Arab Faction Explains Why It Didn’t Back Netanyahu’s Rival
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/world/middleeast/israeli-arab-gantz-netanyahu.html

The Arab Joint List’s announcement seemed like a damaging blow to Mr. Netanyahu, the longtime prime minister, who is under indictment for corruption and whose political future remains in doubt. It was ...

News Israel Politics: Israeli politics remain in chaos after deadlocked election

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Israeli politics remain in chaos after deadlocked election
News source: https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Israeli-politics-remain-in-chaos-after-deadlocked-14469756.php

JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu has been tasked by Israel's president to form a new government for the sixth time in his lengthy political career. This time it's no mere formality, but rather a ...

News Israel Politics: Why Israel's Arab parties made a historic move against Netanyahu

Published on: Monday 23 September 2019
Why Israel's Arab parties made a historic move against Netanyahu
News source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/23/middleeast/israel-coalition-joint-list-netanyahu-intl/index.html

Ayman Odeh said it was possibly the most difficult decision of his life. Israel's leading Arab politician was referring to Sunday's announcement that that the Joint List, an alliance of Arab parties that he heads, would recommend Benny Gantz as the next Israeli Prime Minister.

News Israel Politics: Ayman Odeh: We Are Ending Netanyahu’s Grip on Israel

Published on: Sunday 22 September 2019
Ayman Odeh: We Are Ending Netanyahu’s Grip on Israel
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/22/opinion/netanyahu-israel-gantz-ayman-odeh.html

JERUSALEM — The Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel have chosen to reject Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his politics of fear and hate, and the inequality and division he advanced for the past ...

News Israel Politics: State Department redefines antisemitism: Don't compare Israel to the Nazis

Published on: Tuesday 06 August 2019
State Department redefines antisemitism: Don't compare Israel to the Nazis
News source: https://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/State-Department-redefines-antisemitism-Dont-compare-Israel-to-the-Nazis-597905

The US State Department has updated its definition of antisemitism to include "drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” as an example of antisemitism in public life. In ...

News Israel Politics: Right From Wrong: Unorthodox politics, blessed paradoxes

Published on: Thursday 08 August 2019
Right From Wrong: Unorthodox politics, blessed paradoxes
News source: https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Right-From-Wrong-Unorthodox-politics-blessed-paradoxes-598127

You can’t make this stuff up. Unless you live in Israel, that is, where paradoxes are as rampant as miracles.

News Israel Politics: Steny Hoyer has a hard job: Uniting Democrats on Israel

Published on: Friday 09 August 2019
Steny Hoyer has a hard job: Uniting Democrats on Israel
News source: https://www.jta.org/2019/08/09/politics/steny-hoyer-has-a-hard-job-uniting-democrats-on-israel

So Hoyer is good with numbers, and he uses them to make an argument: The Democrats don’t have an Israel problem. Hoyer, 80, a seasoned dean of sorts of pro-Israel Democrats in Congress, is leading the ...

News Israel Politics: Politics with Michelle Grattan: Father Frank Brennan on Israel Folau and religious freedom

Published on: Tuesday 02 July 2019
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Father Frank Brennan on Israel Folau and religious freedom
News source: http://theconversation.com/politics-with-michelle-grattan-father-frank-brennan-on-israel-folau-and-religious-freedom-119821

Frank Brennan, Jesuit priest and member of the expert panel on Religious Freedom set up by Malcolm Turnbull, says the Israel Folau matter is a “simple freedom of contract case regardless of Mr ...

News Israel Politics: Man set to unseat Greek prime minister is as pro-Israel as his predecessor

Published on: Sunday 07 July 2019
Man set to unseat Greek prime minister is as pro-Israel as his predecessor
News source: https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Likely-new-Greek-PM-as-strongly-pro-Israel-as-man-he-is-expected-to-unseat-594871

“Since then the relationship between Greece and Israel has grown progressively and steadily stronger on all fronts – political, economic, military, cultural, geopolitical,” Mitsotakis said in 2018. “I ...

News Israel Politics: With failure to form political coalition, has Israel’s Netanyahu lost his ‘magic’?

Published on: Thursday 30 May 2019
With failure to form political coalition, has Israel’s Netanyahu lost his ‘magic’?
News source: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/with-failure-to-form-political-coalition-has-israels-netanyahu-lost-his-magic

Israel’s legislature, the Knesset, has voted to dissolve itself barely a month after forming due to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to establish a coalition government within the given timeframe. An unprecedented second election will occur in September -- shortly after Netanyahu faces a hearing related to corruption charges. John Yang talks to The Washington Institute’s David Makovsky.

News Israel Politics: Kushner arrives in Israel to political chaos and a new roadblock to his peace plan

Published on: Thursday 30 May 2019
Kushner arrives in Israel to political chaos and a new roadblock to his peace plan
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/kushner-arrives-in-israel-to-political-chaos-and-a-new-roadblock-for-his-peace-plan/2019/05/30/450df8c6-8249-11e9-b585-e36b16a531aa_story.html

JERUSALEM — As presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner visited Israel for meetings Thursday to bolster support for his Middle East peace initiative, he was met by political chaos, as the ...

News Israel Politics: Doug Schoen: Israel is on an out-of-control political roller coaster after collapse of government

Published on: Saturday 01 June 2019
Doug Schoen: Israel is on an out-of-control political roller coaster after collapse of government
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/doug-schoen-israel-is-on-an-out-of-control-political-roller-coaster-after-collapse-of-government

Israelis will go to the polls yet again Sept. 17 to elect a new parliament, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suffered an enormous setback when he failed to put together a coalition and form a new government following weeks of talks after the last election April 9.

News Israel Politics: Israel’s Unprecedented Political Crisis

Published on: Thursday 30 May 2019
Israel’s Unprecedented Political Crisis
News source: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/05/israeli-crisis-could-be-mark-political-shift/590746/

JERUSALEM—Israel’s politics are wild and chaotic. Its electoral system is remarkably reliable. In the past seven decades, 20 parliamentary elections yielded relatively well-functioning governments. ...

News Israel Politics: Israel's Hosting of This Year's Eurovision is Clouded by Political Conflict

Published on: Sunday 12 May 2019
News source: http://time.com/5587887/eurovision-israel-politics-controversy/

(JERUSALEM) — As host of this year’s Eurovision, Israel has tried to use the hugely popular song contest to present itself as a tolerant and cosmopolitan country that is winning increased ...