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Finally, a government in Israel

JERUSALEM — One of the crazier weeks in Israeli politics in recent memory ended on a fittingly dramatic note: Benny Gantz, the former army chief who came close to...

Knesset sworn in, asked to topple Netanyahu

By Dov Lipman The COVID-19 pandemic cast a pall over the swearing in of Israel’s 23rd Knesset on Monday, March 16, with the Knesset’s 120 lawmakers being sworn in...

O the virus, o the guilt

JERUSALEM — Some 15 years after an Israeli stole a ballista stone from the archaeological site in the City of David, he decided this weekend to return the...

Third time’s not the charm

JERUSALEM — Israel held its unprecedented third election in less than a year last week and, yet again, the results raised more questions than answers. At first it...

Can Bibi form a coalition?

JERUSALEM — With most of the votes in Israel having been counted from the Monday, March 2, election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party has the most...

Israelies head to the polls — again

JERUSALEM — On March 2, for the third time in 12 months, Israelis will vote in a national election. The first election, in April, 2019, ended with Prime Minister...

Putin Yad Vashem

Credibility gap at Yad Vashem

JERUSALEM — On one level, the recent event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum was a tour de...

Trump’s peace plan — the components

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined Trump at a...

Jason Greenblatt visiting the Nahal Oz military base in Israel. (Anadolu Agency/Getty)

Greenblatt’s Middle East ‘exit interview’

TEANECK, NJ — Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s former Middle East negotiator, made his first public speech since leaving the White House on Sunday night,...

Nine ‘Special in Uniform’ volunteers inducted

JERUSALEM — The entrance to the Israel Defense Forces’ Bakum induction center witnessed a unique scene on January 2 when nine beaming young IDF soldiers proudly...