With new taxes and government spending cuts looming, less than a fifth of the Israeli public appears to be satisfied with the freshman finance minister's performance. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, too, has a negative approval rating.
The finance minister's mistake was not in causing Israel's huge deficit, but in claiming he would protect the 'working man' long after it was clear he could not.
While Netanyahu and Lieberman disagree in public, Lapid is quietly advancing on his own ambitious plan. However, surprisingly, the finance minister has kept mum on the Arab League's proposal.
A month after Israel's new government took office, ministers have already advanced a series of measures destined to appeal to the middle-class. What does it matter if reforms come at the expense of others, such as the ultra-Orthodox?
With the holidays at an end and the Knesset summer session starting, the prime minister is about to test the wisdom of keeping his friends close but his enemies closer.
As Yair Lapid finishes up the budget proposal, both he and interest groups most likely to face funding cuts are rushing to the press (and to Facebook) to get out their version of the truth before the other guy does the same.
As the defense minister, until just 24 hours before Obama landed at Ben-Gurion Airport, Barak was responsible for the two countries’ strategic relations and served as Netanyahu’s envoy to Washington.
Our beloved president still leads the yearly Haaretz popularity poll of Israeli leaders, but this year he is accompanied by deposed Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin.
After this week's last-gasp, behind-the-scenes machinations involving ministerial portfolios, it's time to celebrate. Or not
Analysis For God's Sake, Israel, Enough! Obama Speech Leaves Israel in No Doubt What He Thinks About Netanyahu
Sometimes you need someone from the outside, someone like Obama, to tell it like it is: Israelis, you've got a great country, but you've got to stop the occupation.