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.
Netanyahu is reported to be stalling the nomination of Israel’s next IDF chief. His reasons are a topic of hot speculation — but J.J. Goldberg says the facts speak for themselves.
Israel’s defense minister and the Anti-Defamation League lavished praise on U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the day he announced his resignation.
A furious war of words has erupted between IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz and Shin Bet director Yoram Cohen over the question: Did Hamas plan a war or stumble into it?
Two key turning points took place last week in the slippery slope to Israel’s growing international isolation, J.J. Goldberg writes. And then there was a third that is — um — a load of crap.
Israel’s attorney general, Yehuda Weinstein, has called for an explanation of a proposed order that would prevent Palestinian workers from riding Israeli buses.
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.
Israeli ministers stopped just short of charging John Kerry with anti-Semitism for linking ISIS to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But, J.J. Goldberg points out, Netanyahu draws the same link.
Israel’s defense establishment is bracing for what’s shaping up to be an ugly, if familiar, confrontation: the selection of the next IDF chief of staff.
Moshe Yaalon became the first Israeli defense minister to visit the central Asian country of Azerbaijan.