Television personalities head the three biggest parties in Israel today, which together have 65 Knesset members.
Amir Oren, Senior correspondent and columnist
Amir Oren is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. He writes about defense and military affairs, the government and international relations.
Seventeen years after Netanyahu defeated him in the first direct election of a prime minister, Peres, now the president, will be an important partner in solving the riddle of Netanyahu’s political future.
The seven bad years with Netanyahu were definitely enough. Unlike Pharaoh, nobody expects to find any fat cows in this dream.
For two generations Americans have been daring to ask themselves - recently more vociferously - whether Israel is an asset or a liability.
Contrary to accusations, says Ze'ev Almog, Hagel opposed closing center serving U.S. troops in Haifa and backed $50 million grant to upgrade facilities at Haifa Port.
The dispute over an Israeli campaign against Iran provided the backdrop to the clash between the Barak camp - Defense Minister Ehud Barak and members of his bureau - and then-IDF chief Gabi Ashkenazi and his associates.
The people who tried to oust these individuals discovered that they became boomerangs that landed right back in their faces.
The speed at which the police moves will determine whether, and how many, more cases might be opened against former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
Israel doesn't gain time but borrows it at an exorbitant rate, because down the road is a world ever more hostile to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policies.