Aluf Benn (Haaretz)

Facing Election Defeat, Barak Quit Before Vote

Instead of conducting a campaign that would end in public humiliation and debts, he decided to cut his losses and forgo contending.

Yitzhak Shamir Spied on Me

Haaretz editor Aluf Benn writes that he didn’t know Yitzhak Shamir. But the spymaster-turned-prime minister knew him — or at least tried to.

Olmert Had Detailed Plan for Land-Swap With Palestinians

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert proposed giving the Palestinians land from communities bordering the Gaza Strip and from the Judean Desert nature reserve in exchange for settlement blocs in the West Bank.

How Netanyahu Beat Livni: The Branding Behind Israel's New PM

Two months after the election, the political strategists who advised Netanyahu and Kadima leader Tzipi Livni met for a joint interview with Haaretz.