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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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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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A New Party in Israel Tries to End Bibi’s Reign

Ex-general Gabi Ashkenazi’s appeal to right-wing voters could make the difference in the latest attempt by a center-left coalition to retake Israel’s government

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Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut by Watching This Rock Opera About Theodor Herzl

Long before ‘Hamilton’ there was ‘King of the Jews,’ an Israeli production in which the Zionist visionary sings, dances, and even raps

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Do Haredim Deserve the Right to a Functional Modern Education in Israel?

A lawsuit argues that men and women who left the ultra-Orthodox world without basic math, history, and language knowledge to live secular lives were neglected by the state. The state counters that it’s the parents’ fault.

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The View From Tel Aviv

Israeli leftists are no strangers to sudden electoral defeats. Is there anything American liberals can learn from them?

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Who Said It: Yair Lapid or Ikea?

A viral new online quiz dares you to differentiate between Israel’s most popular politician and the world’s most popular furniture store

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Yair Lapid Condemns Attacks Against Non-Orthodox Jews in the Knesset: ‘This is Judaism?’

‘If people continue to stand at this podium and try to push Reform and Conservative Jews out of the people of Israel, we will lose the majority of the Jewish world’

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A New Strategic Vision for Israel

Israeli MK Yair Lapid blames Benjamin Netanyahu for the Jewish State’s failure to have any influence on the Iran deal and for the lack of progress in solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Campaign Videos Stir Controversy in Israel

As Knesset elections near, online ads get heated—and some get banned

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Israel’s Knesset Votes to Formally Dissolve

General election scheduled for March 17, 2015

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Why Is Israel Heading for an Election?

It’s not because of the economy or the “Jewish State” bill—it’s because Netanyahu’s coalition members just can’t get along

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“Jewish State” Bill Delayed Until Next Week

A cabinet sponsored bill reinforces the Jewishness of the state

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Yair Lapid Calls for Recognition of Non-Orthodox Judaism

Israeli leader also accuses settlers of ‘a distortion of the essence of Judaism’

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Lihi Lapid Talks Pajamas, Champagne, and Sufganiyot

The wife of Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid promotes her new book in New York

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Massive Protest Against Haredi IDF Conscription

Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rally against proposed new law

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Meet Isaac Herzog, the Israeli Politician Who Speaks English With a Democratic Accent

Labor’s new leader wants to mend ties with Washington, and he’s looking at Obama and de Blasio for inspiration

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How Isaac Herzog Could Tilt Israeli Politics to the Left—Even If He Won’t Be Prime Minister

By building a new center-left coalition, Labor’s new leader has an opportunity to play kingmaker and restore his party’s influence

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A Guide to Today’s Labor Party Elections

Incumbent Shelly Yachimovich faces off against party royalty Isaac Herzog

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A Guide to Israel’s Municipal Elections

The potential new mayors of Tel Aviv, Haifa,  and Jerusalem

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Jews Safer in New York Than Israel, Lapid Says

Israel’s finance minister talked politics and life in Knesset with Charlie Rose

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Second Bank of Israel Chief Nominee Opts Out

Economist Leo Leiderman withdraws his candidacy over privacy concerns

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Netanyahu, Lapid Name New Bank of Israel Chief

Pending approval, economist Leo Leiderman will lead Israel’s central bank

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Tomorrow There Will Be No More Two-State Solution—and Then What?

Ex-Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin warns that Israel’s leaders appear to be dangerously detached from reality

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Get Detective: Meet the Elusive, Intrepid P.I. Who Frees Chained Jewish Women

He’s the expert who specializes in finding ‘disappeared’ husbands—men who leave their wives without Jewish divorces, or hope

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Could Divisive New Israeli Military-Draft Laws Lead to an Ultra-Orthodox Intifada?

As Israel debates conscription for Haredi Jews, one rabbi may decide whether the community peacefully integrates

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VIDEO: Watch Yair Lapid Get Beat Down

It’s a good thing the Finance Minister’s boxing days are over

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Raider of the Lost Arak

Yair Lapid taxes cheap booze in Israel, mayhem ensues

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