Israel election 2019 - So nice they held it twice: Our top takes


Israel elections: How Lieberman went from Netanyahu's gofer to his worst enemy ■ How Ayelet Shaked become the most powerful women in Israeli politics ■ The one question on Israelis' minds

Allison Kaplan Sommer | How Ayelet Shaked Became the Most Powerful Woman in Israeli Politics

Touted as a potential successor to Netanyahu, the secular conservative is now the leader of the right-wing alliance of religious and right-wing parties. Full story >

Judy Maltz | Where King Bibi Reigns Supreme, the Magic May Be Wearing Off

Dimona has historically been a Likud stronghold, with over half of all its voters backing Benjamin Netanyahu’s party in April. But a visit to the desert city finds some residents reacting differently ahead of Tuesday’s election. Full story >

Anshel Pfeffer | Lieberman Strikes Back: Why the Man Who Helped Put Netanyahu in Power Is Now Taking Him Down

Likud’s rising star, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his loyal right-hand man were inseparable in the 1990s. But Avigdor Lieberman’s goal was always to be the power behind the throne — of whoever was king. Full story >

Anshel Pfeffer | Israelis vs. the Jews: The Real Voters Who Will Decide Netanyahu’s Fate

Even the longest-serving prime minister is transitory and cannot change the deeper trends in Israeli society, making Tuesday the first election that will be won by a new type of Judaism. Full story >

Chemi Shalev | The 15-second Video That Could Kill Netanyahu’s Rock-star Election Campaign

Signaling the collapse of his Iran strategy, Bolton’s dismissal sparks fear the Israeli prime minister could be next in line to hear the Apprentice host’s trademark line, 'You’re fired!' Full story >

Anshel Pfeffer | Benny Gantz, the General Coming to End the Netanyahu Era

Benny Gantz is the first politician in a decade to seriously threaten Benjamin Netanyahu’s "Mr. Security" image. A profile. Full story >

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