The Israeli 'Olive King' Who's Also a Political Expert

Jerusalem’s legendary Mahane Yehuda market is a famous stronghold for the right wing. After Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory, no one’s voice resounded stronger than that of Yaron Tzidkiyahu, aka The Olive King.

We're All Letting Bibi Off the Hook for Racism

The anti-Arab fear campaign Benjamin Netanyahu used to win Israel’s election is indefensible, Sigal Samuel writes. So why are some American Jews letting him get away with it?


Trouble Ahead for Bibi. Plus: Why Herzog Lost

Netanyahu’s last-minute outcry to save Israel from Arab votes arguably won him the election. But it opened a deep rift in society that will take ages to heal, J.J. Goldberg writes.


Election Spotlights Israel's Broken Electoral System

With the preliminary results of Israel’s election now in, Sergio Della Pergola wants to take a look at what seems like a broken, unrepresentative electoral system.


3 Reasons Bibi Won — and What It Means

Most of what happened in Israel’s election was predictable. But David Hazony says there were a few last-minute surprises that will resonate far beyond the coming weeks.

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