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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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The Week In Rear View, January 19 Edition

All the news that’s fit to skim

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We Fed Photos of Jewish Celebrities Into That Google Arts App. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next.

See Alan Dershowitz’s anti-Semitic brother, Natalie Portman as a dude, and a very surprising presidential cameo from Larry David.

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Moshe Holtzberg Returns To India

Nearly a decade after the murder of his parents in a terrorist attack, 12 year-old Moshe Holtzberg returns to the Chabad house in Mumbai

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Likud Votes to Annex Judea and Samaria

“We’re here to state the obvious,” said Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin. “The land of Israel is all ours, and we will implement our sovereignty on all parts of the country.”

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Bibi Netanyahu’s Nightmare Speaks

Meni Naftali worked security for the Israeli prime minister and his wife Sara, and now wants the world to know what they are really like

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India’s New Crush on Israel

How did Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s July visit with Benjamin Netanyahu fit into the last quarter-century of Indo-Israeli relations?

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Peace With the Palestinians Was a Bust. Here’s What Israel Should Do Next.

‘While peace with Palestinians may be the preferable instrument for ridding Israel of its undesirable control over millions of Palestinians, it is not the ultimate goal of the Zionist enterprise. It is an instrument.’

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Was Iran Behind the Recent Violence on the Temple Mount?

The latest campaign against Israel has all the hallmarks of an Islamic Republic operation

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