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The Unfinished “Coup”: the End of the Netanyahu Era and the Political Earthquake Ahead

    The Unfinished “Coup”: the End of the Netanyahu Era and the Political Earthquake Ahead

This time, nothing seems to work. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has tried every trick in the book to save his political career and to avoid possible prison time. But for Israel’s longest-serving leader, the honeymoon is certainly almost over.  It is an “attempted coup,” is how Netanyahu described his indictment on charges of fraud,…

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Matan Kahana: Will Ultra-Right Candidates Upset Netayahu’s Re-Election Plans?

    Matan Kahana: Will Ultra-Right Candidates Upset Netayahu’s Re-Election Plans?

OCCUPIED LYDD, PALESTINE — Matan Kahana — a retired IDF colonel, fighter pilot, and former soldier in Israel’s notorious murder squad, Sayeret Matkal — is now running for a seat in the Knesset with Naftali Bennett’s New Right Party. He is a “religious Zionist,” which is a designation used by fanatic religious-Zionist settlers who roam…

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Netanyahu May Survive This Political Crisis, but Israel’s Left Will Not

    Netanyahu May Survive This Political Crisis, but Israel’s Left Will Not

JERUSALEM, OCCUPIED PALESTINE — Like a pack of hyenas surrounding a weakened and wounded lion, Israeli politicians are ganging up on an injured, weakened Benjamin Netanyahu. With over ten years in office, Netanyahu is now the longest-reigning prime minister in the history of the State of Israel. Comparisons are being drawn between him and the…

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Netanyahu Finds Israeli Ultra-Right Parties Suited to His Political Purposes

    Netanyahu Finds Israeli Ultra-Right Parties Suited to His Political Purposes

JERUSALEM, OCCUPIED PALESTINE — As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enters into an alliance with the Israeli equivalent of neo-Nazis, media outlets — including the Washington Post and The Forward — and even AIPAC express uneasiness. However, for Netanyahu, this political partnership makes sense ideologically and politically. Netanyahu shares the racist-nationalist ideology of these extremist groups…

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A League of His Own: Netanyahu Dominates an Israeli Election Lacking a Left

  A League of His Own: Netanyahu Dominates an Israeli Election Lacking a Left

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, who now co-chairs a new political party called “The New Right” (New Yamin), recently posted a tweet accusing the Israeli right-wing party, the Likud, of being “Left.” As Israel prepares for elections, it seems the most common phrase used to put someone down is that he or…

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