With a Trumpian message, Israeli mogul turned politician Erel Margalit has joined the race to lead the Labor party and remake the Israeli left
Lacking a vision of the future, Labor reinvents itself by misreading the past
The left is bitterly divided about whether lawmakers should be allowed to keep their sexual orientation private
Labor’s new leader wants to mend ties with Washington, and he’s looking at Obama and de Blasio for inspiration
By building a new center-left coalition, Labor’s new leader has an opportunity to play kingmaker and restore his party’s influence
Incumbent Shelly Yachimovich faces off against party royalty Isaac Herzog
In J Street keynote address, Labor party leader discussed peace process, Iran
Did Shelly Yachimovich, by avoiding matters of national security, kill Israel’s Labor Party?
Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not
On the anniversary of Rabin’s murder, the left-wing leadership can’t organize a unified rally to commemorate it
Ken Livingstone, the once and perhaps future London mayor, has made a string of anti-Semitic remarks. Why do his party’s leaders indulge him?
Critics of Israel say the state touts its gay-rights record only to conceal its oppression of Palestinians. They call it pinkwashing. That’s nonsense.
Plus Iranian bagels, the Irvine 11, Clinton vs. Bibi, and more
Plus Park51 opens, and more in the news
This Week in Israel: Civil Defense simulates a two-front war, the Netanya gas explosion goes under review, cost-of-living concerns reach the Knesset, a former army bodyguard pleads his case, Labor adds to its ranks, and more
The race to head the once-dominant Israeli party heats up
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
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Plus Barak out of Labor, Palin unrepentant, and more in the news
Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive
FM Lieberman feuds with PM Netanyahu
Inside Israel’s insane coalition politics
The power of the Israeli left has waned, but belief in the need for what it long championed—territorial compromise—has become a majority position
Plus Merkel’s pledge, Labor’s pains, Boteach’s bid, and more
Most anti-Semitic attacks ever
Ehud Barak led Israel’s Labor Party to irrelevance. Can anyone revive it?
Israel’s current election campaign may just be the funniest show in ages