As Israel goes to the polls, Naomi Zeveloff travels from West Bank settlements to liberal enclaves and even the beach in search of the storylines that will determine the country’s next leader.
Israel has a pro-pot party, one for Orthodox women and even a Pirate Party. In all, 14 tiny parties are running. With virtually no chance of winning any seats, why do they bother?
It’s not just liberals who are angry at Israel. Is moderate Sen. Tim Kaine’s decision to boycott Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech a sign of unease spreading toward the political center?
On the eve of Israel’s election, J.J. Goldberg explores the electoral and psychological landscape of Israel. He tells us what the main players are feeling — starting with desperation.
EDITORIAL : Jason Rezaian’s only crime was being a journalist in Iran. Like life imitating Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater,’ his imprisonment makes us doubt that Tehran really wants better ties to the outside world.
It was not the first time John Lewis had invoked the Jewish-black alliance that fought for equality during the civil rights era. But it was the first time that the Georgia congressman, a civil rights hero, invoked it to explain why he was skipping a speech by an Israeli prime minister.
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is not alone in being furious at Benjamin Netanyahu. But the Chicago liberal is the first to call for Israelis to vote him out of power.
Netanyahu has declared that his 2009 Bar Ilan speech, in which he expressed support for creating a ‘demilitarized Palestinian state that would recognize the Jewish state,’ is no longer viable.
Israelis are a famously fractious people. But Naomi Zeveloff reports they mostly agree on one thing: Americans can be sold on anything, from Dead Sea mud to a bad Mideast peace deal.
Israel has long used the main world Zionist group to funnel funds to West Bank settlements. Will leaders soon close the loophole that allows the cash to flow without scrutiny?
A nasty feud over Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim to speak ‘for the Jewish people’ erupted even as AIPAC sought to showcase unity on the opening day of its national conference.