How a failure to come to an agreement to allow equal access to the holy site for the non-Orthodox would reverberate across world Jewry
Who could be the first woman to lead the Jewish state since Golda Meir? And why is it taking so long?
Following an Israeli news report that 88 percent of Israel’s female lawmakers experienced harassment, MKs who told their stories hope they sent an empowering message to women
In Herzliyah, the former Israeli defense minister announced he’d run for prime minister against his former boss, whose leadership has ‘ceased to function’
Why a ‘political earthquake’ may be in store for Benjamin Netanyahu—and how his former Defense Minister could trigger it
After Im Tirtzu’s new McCarthyesque campaign was slammed across the Israeli political spectrum, its chairman called it a ‘mistake’
The Israeli prime minister’s office, like the 007 franchise, could use a reboot
Likud MK Oren Hazan suspended, then threatens to dig up dirt
Netanyahu tightens his grip
Jewish Home party’s cheeky new video kicks off Israeli election ad season
On the streets with the guerrilla organizers who may breathe life into Israel’s moribund left
Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own
By building a new center-left coalition, Labor’s new leader has an opportunity to play kingmaker and restore his party’s influence
Yuval Steinitz, a philosopher-turned-politician and former peace activist, is Netanyahu’s point person on Iran
Young, progressive voters are accusing liberal paragons like Gideon Levy of selling out. Will their split have national implications?
Susan Weiss started out trying to win divorce cases, but now her mission is pushing Israel’s Orthodox rabbinate to change its ways
Can the mayor hold on in the next elections and continue his drive to pull the ancient city into the 21st century?
Avi Shilon pens a masterful biography of the man who irrevocably bound Israel to the Diaspora and the Holocaust
How Asma Agbaria-Zahalka is turning a socialist party of Arabs and Jews into a political phenomenon in Israel
What it means for Israeli politics
The protests in Israel these last two months were nothing short of a revolution. But can the political hope continue through the fall chill?
The Israeli right paints Ben-Gurion University as a haven for radical leftists. But the charges, meant to counter similar rhetoric from the left, are unfounded, and potentially damaging.
In the recent tent-city protests, middle-class Israelis took to the streets to protest a political system that ignores them. Without a clear message, will these demonstrations have any effect?
Let’s call this a party
Ehud Barak should forsake his arrogance, take a page from Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, and recognize that leading can require giving up power
Yuli Edelstein, Israel’s minister of Public Affairs and the Diaspora, says Russian Jews, contrary to belief, vote with the Israeli mainstream
In Israel, ‘politics’ is not politics as usual
So what if he’s in diapers? He waves! He smiles! What more could you want in a leader?
Matt Beynon Rees creates a new kind of sleuth