Israel

Is V15 a Conduit for American Funds to Benjamin Netanyahu's Opponents?

An Israeli group called V15 is portrayed by some as a shady conduit for American money to Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents. The truth is a good deal hazier, as Nathan Guttman explains.

Down with Dawn: Supporters of the right-wing Golden Dawn party rally outside Greek parliament in June 2014.

Greek Jews Laud Leftist Win — Despite Chilly Stance on Israel

Why are Greek Jews welcoming the election of a leftist party critical of Israel? Because they’ve has been hit hard by the economic crisis that the new government vows to end.

Show Me the Money: Israel’s shadow economy means the state loses out on billions of shekels per year that could be used for public services.

'Shadow Economy' Grows Fast Outside Israeli Taxman's Reach

A report shows that Israel has the 12th-largest ‘shadow economy’ out of 34 countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Inside the untaxed world of the Holy Land.

Ron Dermer Is Benjamin Netanyahu's Man in Washington — for Better and Worse

When Ron Dermer became Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., he vowed to leave his Republican leanings at the door. Don’t ask the White House what it thinks of that claim now.

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A Forward for the Inquisitive Reader

Welcome to the new Forward, designed for those who experience journalism digitally, who read and post and share, who watch and listen, who access stories from wherever we are.

Benjamin Netanyahu Stuns Israel Backers by Embracing Republicans on Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to embrace the Republican Congress on Iran appears to have backfired spectacularly. Will it undo years of building bipartisan support for Israel?

David Landau

David Landau, Provocative Israeli Editor, Dies at 67

David Landau, who has died at the age of 67, was one of Israel’s leading journalists. He was also as trenchant and provocative as he was charismatic and personable.

Outspoken: Ayelet Shaked speaks during a meeting of Israel’s Knesset, where she has been a member since 2013.

Can Ayelet Shaked Sell (Secular) Israel on the Far Right?

Ayelet Shaked is a young Tel Aviv mother of two. She’s also a secular star of Israel’s far right Jewish Home party, which is rising fast in the polls.

Michael Oren

Michael Oren Lashes Out at Netanyahu — Now That They're Political Rivals

Michael Oren, once a close Netanyahu ally, has lashed out at the premier over his planned speech to Congress. Is Oren motivated by genuine concern —  or political maneuvering?

J Street U Takes Sharp Aim at Community's 'Hypocrisy' on Israel Occupation

J Street U is going off campus with its criticism of the ‘hypocrisy’ of tacit American support for the Israeli occupation. Will youthful idealism push their elders to action?

Breakthrough or Blunder? Benjamin Netanyahu apparently sees a chance to outflank the White House by addressing Congress — and not informing Barack Obama about his plans.

Did Benjamin Netanyahu and the GOP Just Pull Off a Coup — or Lay an Egg?

By accepting an invitation from Congress, did Benjamin Netanyahu pull off a coup that will outflank the White House on Iran? Or make an embarrassing gaffe that will cost him dearly?