Analysis and Opinions on Israel's New Government by Haaretz's Top Writers

A comprehensive view of Haaretz's analysis of the Mofaz-Netanyahu unity deal that shook Israel's political landscape.

Haaretz Editor-in-Chief Aluf Benn discusses the surprise deal between Benjamin Netanyahu and Shaul Mofaz.

Yossi Verter describes the birth of Israeli politics' newest strange bed fellows Shaul Mofaz and Benjamin Netanyahu. And also after getting over initial feelings of disgust and nausea, justifies the claim that Benjamin Netanyahu is Israel's number one politician - by a mile.

Netanyahu (left) and Mofaz.
Tomer Appelbaum

The deal reached between Netanyahu and the Kadima chief has broken the record for cynical agreements, one which had held since the August 1939 Molotov-Ribberntrop agreement between Russia and Germany, Amir Oren says.

Chemi Shalev analyzes the Netanyahu-Mofaz deal in light of past Israeli history.

Bradley Burston explains why the new government is no longer an elected government of Israel; rather it is a hand-picked junta of the state of Bullpucky.

Ophir Bar-Zohar plots out the winners and losers in Netanyahu's surprise move for unity with Kadima.

Anshel Pfeffer shows how the deal will Mofaz has drastically reduced the effectiveness of attacks made by former chiefs of Mossad and Shin Bet, since taking orders from Netanyahu and Barak is almost his second nature.

Barak Ravid shines a light on Natan Eshel, the Prime Minister bureau chief forced out of office after admitting to have harassed an employee, who led the negotiations that brought about the surprising deal.

Ari Shavit tells Netanyahu that since he is now beholden to none, at the head of the broadest government ever. Starting today, he has all the responsibility.

Amos Harel plots the relationship between Jerusalem's new government and Iran.

Carlo Strenger looks into what the new government could mean to the Israel-Palestinian peace process.