It's become official in this campaign: There is no left-wing alternative running against the right-wing bloc, rather only more moderate variations of Likud’s positions
The link between Zionism, anti-Semitism didn’t begin with Netanyahu; it also grew out of Zionism’s old need to seek allies anywhere they could be found
Those who shout 'Only Bibi!' aren’t necessarily acting on gut instinct. On the contrary, they’re voicing rational recognition of the fact that the war against corruption won’t necessarily alter their situation.
A genuine sense of belonging requires sacrifice, and alternatives such as the 'brit milim' (covenant of words) won’t do because they miss the essence of Judaism
After the Six-Day War, Israel became an ally of the U.S. and part of the West, from which immigrants began to arrive – and the Palestinians began to develop political independence
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict indeed needs a new paradigm, but Trump's first few days in power indicate that even as president he won’t be very different from Trump the candidate.
History may testify that Obama and Trump, as fundamentally different as they are, were elected on the same axis: the public’s desire for an alternative.
After 100 years of Zionism we’re all Jews of Middle Eastern origin now - even those elites who remain unaware of their condescending ways.
The bottom line is that the extent of terror and willingness to use it is greater among the Palestinians than among the Jews.
The racism spreading in Beitar, rather than being a Darwinian or religious world view, is the fruit of a desire for oppositional self-definition.
The prevailing liberal idea that attributes Trump's meteoric rise to populist manipulations that have hoodwinked the ignorant American is not only condescending: It totally misses the logic of his candidacy.
The forced integration has produced a joint identity, which has yet to receive an explicit name - but actually outside of Israel the conflict is noticeable in how alike we are.
To maintain its strength, Meretz should join another party. The question is, which one?
Deputy Knesset Speaker Hazan, for one, does not necessarily represent the right, but rather a vulgar current in Israeli society.
Zionist Union MK Shelly Yacimovich stirred up a hornet’s nest when she said she could support some of the coalition’s socioeconomic ideas. The opposition must also have the best interests of the people at heart.
The real story about the recent Ethiopian-Israeli protest in Tel Aviv was not the violence. It was the infuriating decision by the vast majority of the 2011 social justice demonstrators to stay home, in front of the TV.
One day the archives may reveal that the Israeli threat of an attack and the unremitting campaign against Iran merged with Western interests.
There are several good reasons to be optimistic about the election results that have brought a narrow right-wing Netanyahu government to power in Israel.
The main reason behind this meaningless election campaign is a cultural retreat.
The farther politicians get from an understanding of the historical motivations for Zionism, the harder they fight over the label of who is a 'true' Zionist.
Lieberman’s worldview is based on the idea that life, and politics, is a game.
Women are the ones willing to bear the burden when a position becomes less remunerative.
The goals Netanyahu set for the operation in Gaza reflect his bleak worldview, according to which neither toppling Hamas nor trusting Abbas will bring long-term quiet.
Hamas’ insistence on continuing to fight demonstrates the extent to which it is dissatisfied with the current results.
Hamas is not going away, and it has proven that it stops only after it has absorbed some blows.
There have been numerous ideas and proposals for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the years. We examine some of the best known to see where things went wrong, and if any are worth revisiting.
Both the left and the right seem to be longing for the former Likud leader. But their nostalgia is badly misplaced.
Shimon Peres' political acumen and foresight will ensure his legacy as one of Israel's most fascinating leaders.