Neither the right nor the left in their present form suit most Israeli citizens, and the old bipolar situation has become an anachronism
Contrary to the media propaganda against him, hated American president knows how to formulate new approaches that can change reality
Chairman Avi Gabbay is incapable and must go, but others — should they stop being paralyzed by the approaching disaster — just might be able to win back voters
Despite media scorn in response to his ambitions, there is no doubt that Lapid expresses authentic, deeply felt public views
From the prime minister’s perspective, keeping the Strip and the West Bank as separate Bantustans is critical to blocking a Palestinian state, which is way he was reluctant to go to war with Hamas
Fear of immigration and terrorism and the ideological subversion of Western achievements have generated resistance to the left’s policies
Jewish values like protecting the stranger and the immigrant are often the core of identity – but they are also highly politically charged issues in a country divided over migration
For 50 years we’ve prayed for a key Arab leader who agrees to sign a significant pact with Israel. Such a leader has finally arrived
Those who do not recognize or acknowledge the unique problematic aspect of the Jewish people’s complicated history will not be able to achieve a genuine and constructive dialogue with the Jewish public
Debate over the Palestinians’ intentions and the missed opportunities no longer matters. Whatever they sought in the past doesn’t matter anymore. What matters is what they decide now
'A real opposition must avoid three major destructive processes,' all of which are currently being practiced by the 'left-wing opposition'
The attitude toward women in Israel is still an open wound and a source of endless dispute
The alliance must drop internal elections in the old format, with senior figures in the grouping building a roster of Knesset candidates as they see fit
“If you give, you’ll get” – that’s the essence of Trump’s policy
The lesson must be thoroughly learned by all those who were persuaded to believe that gutter politics as practiced by Benjamin Netanyahu and his people could produce good results
His possible motive for early elections seems far-fetched but is not to be ruled out: demands being made by U.S. President Donald Trump.