The congresswoman had a humanitarian request approved but decided a visit would go against her principles.
The final deadline passed this afternoon for Israel’s political parties to register for the March 17 Knesset elections. Several last-minute decisions will substantially affect the map in the weeks ahead:
With two months to go before Israelis go to the polls, the Labor Party opened a statistically significant lead over Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud for the first time since its mid-December alliance with Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah.
A major Israeli corruption scandal has struck right-winger Avigdor Lieberman. J.J. Goldberg explains why it could prove a huge — and unexpected — blow to the resurgent Labor Party.
As Israel’s vote draws nearer, the electoral map is changing faster than Taylor Swift’s outfits. What if Benjamin Netanyahu’s party merged with right-wing wunderkind Naftali Bennett?
Hours before Israel’s Knesset voted Monday evening to disperse and head to elections, Prime Minister Netanyahu asked the finance committee to approve an “emergency” $40M grant to settlements.
Polls only show what would happen if the Israeli election were held today, not how unexpected events might influence voters. The shifts can be dramatic, J.J. Goldberg reports.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday fired the heads of the two center-left parties in his coalition, finance minister Yair Lapid and justice minister Tzipi Livni. He’s expected to address the media at 10:10 p.m. Israel time (3:10 Eastern) to discuss the political situation.
African asylum-seekers protest outside Israel’s Holot detention center in the Negev, February 2014 / Getty Images
That fight over the post of Israeli chief rabbi is more than meets the eye. It will affect marriage and conversion. And it even has powerful implications for the peace process.