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.
Every election cycle needs an eleventh hour surprise, and this year’s belongs to Tzipi Livni, who is forgoing the opportunity to serve as Israel’s prime minister.
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.
With only a few days to go until the election, Tzipi Livni and Isaac Herzog were in the market (literally) for a photo op. Let’s just say they got what they came for.
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.
Benjamin Netanyahu is frantically seeking to placate right-wing voters amid reports he accepted the 1967 borders as the basis for talks with the Palestinians, J.J. Goldberg reports.
Israeli women may be at the apex of their political power, but says Tiki Krakowski, the media’s sexism toward female politicians remains the same.
Just two days after Israel election season officially opened, campaigns are already getting dirty. J.J. Goldberg breaks down the latest polls — and scandals.
King Abdullah leaves behind an outsized legacy. J.J. Goldberg asks if his successors will manage to maintain his cautious path of reform and dialog with Jews.