Benjamin Netanyahu’s dilemma is pretty clear, J.J. Goldberg writes. If his shaky coalition falls, he’s back to Square One. If it survives, it could make Israel an international pariah.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, claiming victory for his Likud party in a close-call election on Tuesday, said he had invited other rightist politicians to join him in a coalition government “without delay.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Twitter, claimed a “great victory” in Israel’s election on Tuesday, after exit polls showed his right-wing Likud party even with its main opponent, the center-left Zionist Union.
The battle for Israeli voters is red hot. J.J. Goldberg says the real debate is over the Zionist Union’s odds of forging a coalition — and the surprising partners who could put it over the top.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection was deemed a sure thing just days ago. J.J. Goldberg explains why the premier’s campaign has run into a ‘perfect storm’ — and it may not recover.
Just two days after Israel election season officially opened, campaigns are already getting dirty. J.J. Goldberg breaks down the latest polls — and scandals.
Moshe Feiglin said he is leaving the Likud Party after failing to secure a realistic spot on the candidates’ list for the March elections.
Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was seriously injured in an October assassination attempt, will run in the Likud Party primaries.
Netanyahu is planning a massive new wave of construction in the West Bank. It may calm his restive allies in the settler-backed Jewish Home party — but it’s sure to anger others.