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A Machiavellian Fiasco: How a So-Called ‘Centrist’ Resurrected Israel’s Far Right

    A Machiavellian Fiasco: How a So-Called ‘Centrist’ Resurrected Israel’s Far Right

It was intended to be a Machiavellian move, but the decision by Benny Gantz, leader of Israel’s Kahol Lavan (Blue and White) coalition, to join a Benjamin Netanyahu-led government is likely to destabilize the political fabric of Israeli society for years to come. In a surprising move, Gantz has entered into precarious political compromises, whereby he…

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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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