COVID-19 is surging again in Israel's ultra-Orthodox communities. But no matter how many die, the ultra-Orthodox yeshivas and shuls won’t close, because every death is a holy sacrifice for a higher cause
Analysis Can the 'Menachem Begin Project' Drive Netanyahu Crazy Like the Lincoln Project Did to Trump?
The prime minister is a master campaigner with decades of experience in shrugging off criticism. How can Gideon Sa’ar’s hired guns get under Netanyahu’s skin?
Much of the discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today is happening thousands of miles away and increasingly dealing with abstract concepts
U.S. megadonor Sheldon Adelson wasn’t the first foreign businessman to corrupt Israeli politics, but he set a whole new standard
Israel’s prime minister is fighting for survival on four separate fronts, but while he can probably control three of them, there’s one 6,000 miles away he’s powerless to do anything about
It's convenient to assume that Israel's whole ultra-Orthodox population listens to Rabbi Kanievsky, but the truth is the Haredi population is far from homogenous
Inoculations have to be part of a wider national strategy, one that the Netanyahu government, because of its internecine conflict and the prime minister’s personal and political calculations, is incapable of producing
The center-left has only itself to blame for losing even the banner of coexistence to the right
Analysis Tel Aviv Mayor Just Proved What’s Wrong With Israel's Center-left Parties – All Six of Them
The Israeli center-left doesn’t lack for voters, parties, or would-be leaders – but they have no vision, no plans and no compelling reason for anyone to vote for them
Democracy is no longer seen as a panacea for the region or even a precondition for peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors
The election of Israel’s 24th Knesset will be the first in the country’s history in which the two parties with the best prospects of forming a coalition are both right-wing
A new president in the White House, old right-wing enemies and an ongoing pandemic – just some of the issues Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be concerned about ahead of Election Day in March
There is no scenario under which the former military chief, now exhausted and discredited, can credibly lead his party into another election
The novelist, despite his fulminations against the Conservative party, publicly refused to vote for the Labour Party because of Jeremy Corbyn's 'steeped in association with antisemitism'
What's in store for the prime minister's most trusted aides, Ron Dermer and Yossi Cohen, wrapping up their terms as ambassador to Washington and head of the Mossad, respectively?
Defense Ministry says tests of David's Sling, Iron Dome and Arrow interceptors were successful
John Kerry's 'hard reality' of Arab states never making peace with Israel separately from the Palestinians didn't last long. So how will the new administration use Trump’s unexpected achievements to further its new-old priorities?
Hanukkah is the result of one of the most successful rabbinical PR spins in Jewish history. On COVID-19, too, the holy men and politicos are concocting their narrative of how we got through this year
Analysis Gideon Sa’ar Already Lost to Netanyahu Once. Why Does He Think His New Party Could Change That?
The longtime Likudnik’s split from the party isn't a 'political earthquake,' but his departure attests to the changing political landscape on the Israeli right
Gideon Sa'ar was an outsider far to the right of Likud, but he went on to help Netanyahu transform the party from a beaten shell of itself to a fighting parliamentary machine. Now he's back to try to take over the party
Known for its exuberantly anti-Arab fanbase, Beitar Jerusalem remains scarred by its past as Israel's underdog. But trust an Emirati billionaire to know where to place his bet: Beitar now represents the Israeli elite
Analysis Paper General or Perfect Candidate? This Former Israeli Commander Could Succeed Where Others Failed
Israeli center-left simply can’t wean itself off its addiction to savior-generals. But Gadi Eisenkot could attract voters from across the political spectrum
Netanyahu just ensured the political demise of the politician who actually won Wednesday’s preliminary vote to dissolve the Knesset, Benny Gantz
By Wednesday night, the Netanyahu-Gantz coalition of the damned could be over. Not that a potential compromise, if parties find one, would change anything
There are two possible explanations to the timing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s killing. Both are tied to Biden’s inauguration on January 20, and both are extremely high-risk
The Israel boycott movement is a dismal failure, but the hard-right in the U.S. and Israel is determined to keep it alive. And Pompeo has excellent reasons to join this illusory crusade
Despite Gantz's best efforts to destabilize him, Netanyahu still has a few Trump cards up his sleeve to upstage his rival; but with plenty of political uncertainty ahead, the PM is likely not ready to face the polls
Israel’s actions forced American Jews to defend themselves against accusations of divided loyalties – and that type of blatant disregard continues to this very day
Corbyn's already been tossed on the scrap heap of history, and Trump is on his way. But with populist antisemitism still growing, the threat Jewish communities face goes beyond the toxic legacy of any one figure
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to a settlement winery this week reflects how the humble grape has proved an unlikely secret weapon in settlers’ efforts to normalize the occupation. Plus, how good are Psagot wines? Five wine aficionados put four of them to the test