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Understanding Israel’s Latest Election Results

Five takeaways to ponder as we wait for the game of political Jenga to begin

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Why the Upcoming Israeli Rematch Elections Are a Race to the Bottom

Wondering what’s going to happen in September? Just look at these depressing numbers.

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Avigdor Lieberman’s Risky Bet

Why did he just bring down Bibi Netanyahu’s government? And what does he stand to lose if his gamble goes wrong?

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The Five Factors That Could Change The Outcome of Israel’s New Elections

The Knesset just voted to re-run Israel’s election seven weeks after the last one. Here’s how it happened, and five things that could determine whether the result is the same–or dramatically different.

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Gaza Ceasefire Leads to Shakeup in Israel’s Government

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned Wednesday after a deal was reached with Hamas, prompting speculation that early elections will be called

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Hasbara Culture and the Curse of Bibi-ism

How Prime Minister Netanyahu turns all political opinions about his leadership into a referendum on nothing less than the Manichean struggle between good and evil

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Is Bogie Ya’alon the Next Ariel Sharon?

Why a ‘political earthquake’ may be in store for Benjamin Netanyahu—and how his former Defense Minister could trigger it

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What Moshe Ya’alon’s Resignation Means for Israel’s Future

The former Israeli Defense Minister declared, ‘To my great regret, extremist and dangerous forces have taken over Israel and the Likud movement’

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Knesset Rejects Death Penalty for Terrorists Bill, 96-4

The only party to vote for it was the one that proposed it

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Bibi Tabs Dore Gold as Foreign Ministry Chief

Netanyahu tightens his grip

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Avigdor Lieberman’s Failed Plan To Topple Netanyahu

The Russian politician’s surprise decision to pull out of coalition talks is only the latest echo of his undying ambition

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Remember Gaza?

A visit to Gaza City, for the latest from Hamas, Fatah, Benjamin Netanyahu—and Marine Le Pen

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The Arab Joint List Is Reshaping Israeli Politics

How Ayman Odeh could end up leading the opposition after next week’s legislative elections in Israel

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Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu to Split From Likud

The move would leave Netanyahu’s party with just 20 seats in Knesset

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Avigdor Lieberman Speaks Russian in Brooklyn

The Israeli foreign minister met with fellow Soviet Jewish émigrés last night

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Avigdor Lieberman: Peacenik?

Hard-right Foreign Minister says Kerry’s peace deal is best Israel will get

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Lieberman Sworn in; Miley in the Holy Land?

Plus Bob Dylan’s metalworking skills on display, and more in the news

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Will Lieberman Be the Next Prime Minister?

The former foreign minister’s acquittal raises the prospects

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Avigdor Lieberman Cleared of Fraud Charges

Former Israeli foreign minister returning to his former post

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A Loyal Ally to Netanyahu Moves to Center Stage as Iranian Talks Heat Up

Yuval Steinitz, a philosopher-turned-politician and former peace activist, is Netanyahu’s point person on Iran

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How Nir Barkat’s Lack of Poetry Brought Jerusalem Back From the Dead

Can the mayor hold on in the next elections and continue his drive to pull the ancient city into the 21st century?

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Israel’s Diplomacy Strike Wreaks Havoc in Jerusalem, and It’s Getting Worse

For the past three months, the country’s foreign ministry, gutted of its powers by political agreements, has been in disarray

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Bibi Accidentally Endorses Settlement Freeze

This is all getting a little bit silly

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Daybreak: Ayalon Testifies Against Lieberman

Plus a West Bank outpost gets named for slain settler

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Sundown: More on Israeli and Turkish Détente

Plus Passover tales galore

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Breaking: President Obama to Make Aliyah

Nefesh b’Nefesh stages its biggest coup yet

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What Can the New Israeli Government Do?

Following the electoral upheaval, some clarity

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Yair Lapid To Settle for Finance Ministry?

Report says after holding out for foreign minister post, Lapid will yield

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Israeli Coalition Jockeying Continues

With nine days to go, things are getting interesting

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Daybreak: Key Iranian Nuclear Site Sabotaged?

Plus Bob Woodward on why Chuck Hagel was nominated

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