Analysis |

As Drama Swirls in Israeli Politics, Herzog May Be the 'Boring' President the Country Needs

Herzog will bring a moderate image to the world stage, with Diaspora Jews – particularly in the United States – confident they have a friend at the top of Israel’s leadership

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail

Newly elected President Isaac Herzog’s centrist, soft-spoken, “no drama” persona has sometimes felt out of place on Israel’s stormy and fractured political battlefield. His unwillingness to draw blood in pitched power struggles has often frustrated his political allies, who labeled him a charisma-deprived bore.

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

Subscribe today and save 40%

SUBSCRIBE
Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

Palestinians search through the rubble of a building in which Khaled Mansour, a top Islamic Jihad militant was killed following an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, southern Gaza strip, on Sunday.

Gazans Are Tired of Pointless Wars and Destruction, and Hamas Listens to Them

Trump and Netanyahu at the White House in Washington, in 2020.

Three Years Later, Israelis Find Out What Trump Really Thought of Netanyahu

German soldier.

The Rival Jewish Spies Who Almost Changed the Course of WWII

Rio. Not all Jewish men wear black hats.

What Does a Jew Look Like? The Brits Don't Seem to Know

Galon. “I’m coming to accomplish a specific mission: to increase Meretz’s strength and ensure that the party will not tread water around the electoral threshold. If Meretz will be large enough, it will be the basis for a Jewish-Arab partnership.” Daniel Tchetchik

'I Have No Illusions About Ending the Occupation, but the Government Needs the Left'

Soldiers using warfare devices made by the Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems.

Russia-Ukraine War Catapults Israeli Arms Industry to Global Stage