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The Truth About Bibi, Israel’s Very Dispensable Man

Why Netanyahu’s case for his reelection fails on its own terms

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A Plan for Peace

Is America about to adopt the Israeli prime minister’s 20-year-old plan for a durable settlement between Israel and the Palestinians?

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The Arc of History Bends From Ukraine to Israel and Back Again

In Kyiv, the first meeting between the two world leaders of Jewish descent was short on accomplishments but big on symbolism

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How Trump Bullied Israel Into Punishing His Political Opponents, to the Jewish State’s Great Detriment

Last month, Netanyahu said Israel would allow Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib into the country. But after private pressure and public threats from Trump, he suddenly reversed course. The decision is disastrous for Israel, but great for the American president. And that’s the point.

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The Long History of Politically Motivated Travel Bans

Israel’s decision to bar Tlaib and Omar from visiting may not be wise, but all talk of violation of democratic norms is moronic

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Could Arab Israelis Swing the Next Election?

The power of the powerless in Israel’s fractured political landscape

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How the Jews Ruined Anti-Semitism

Why Jewish self-determination is inconvenient to the aims of hate

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Netanyahu Posted An Ad Mocking Rival Yair Lapid’s English. Awkwardly, The Ad Got Its English Wrong.

The ad claimed that the word “conundrum,” which Lapid used in a CNN interview, was not a real word. The dictionary, however, disagrees. The dispute matters more for Israel’s elections than you might think.

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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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Inside Israel’s Crash-Landing on the Moon

All systems were go. Then the little craft that could went dark. What now for the future of privatized space conquest in the Middle East?

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What Americans Need to Understand About Israel’s Election Results

Here’s what the media and pollsters fail to get about Bibi’s enduring appeal

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The Myth of the Kidnapped Yemenite Children, and the Sin It Conceals

Immigration to the modern Jewish state has often been chaotic at best. But the insistence that nefarious motives guided its placement work with refugees is unsupported by archival evidence.

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Could Ayman Odeh Determine Who Becomes Israel’s Next Prime Minister?

In a fiery speech, the country’s top Arab politician imagines what was previously considered impossible: a Jewish-Arab coalition to topple Benjamin Netanyahu

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What Bibi’s Indictment Means

The Attorney General’s misguided decision to charge the Prime Minister with bribery and breach of trust may spell trouble for the future of Israeli democracy

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The New Jerusalem Is Crumbling

From the Pilgrim founders to Donald Trump, ‘a belief in the exceptional role of an American nation’

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The General Who Wasn’t There

Happy birthday, Ehud Barak!

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A Field Guide to Israeli Organized Crime

Exploring an underworld of gambling, drug trafficking, arms dealing, extortion, assassination, and corruption

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The Curtain Is Falling on Bibi’s Lebanese Belly Dance

What lies beneath seven years of Israeli rhetoric about Iran?

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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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Israel’s New Diplomatic Horizon

A surprise visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Oman last month reveals the Jewish state’s shifting foreign policy

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Yitzhak Rabin’s Annual Memorial Service Turns Ugly

The slain prime minister’s granddaughter lashes out at Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli government

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Between War and Peace: An Interview With Senior Hamas Leader Husam Badran

Current Hamas Political Bureau Member and former military commander, convicted of directing terror bombings that killed over 120 Israelis, including the bombings of the Sbrarro Pizza in Jerusalem and the Dolphinarium Discotheque in Tel Aviv, speaks to Tablet about the ongoing Gaza cease-fire negotiations with Israel

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Israel’s Top Military Strategist Talks War and Peace

Yaakov Amidror believes Israeli muscle has left the Jewish state with only ‘1 1/2’ security problems: Iran and Hezbollah. But that doesn’t mean the next conflict won’t be ‘a very, very nasty war.’

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Israel vs. Netflix

A new law, possibly the first of its kind in the world, may require streaming video services to obtain a government permit

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Obama and the Iranian Nuclear Threat

In an excerpt from Ehud Barak’s ‘My Country, My Life,’ the former defense minister discloses the debate over Israel’s attack plan, and a fateful conversation with President Barack Obama

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Israel’s Latest International Diplomatic Scandal? Shoegate.

Why did Benjamin Netanyahu serve dessert to Japan’s prime minister inside a pair of brogues?

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Meyer Habib

Bibi’s man in Paris may be the best friend that French Jews have. But is he a model for the future or a herald of the end?

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Bibi Agonistes

What’s behind Netanyahu’s fresh legal troubles?

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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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