Netanyahu Does it Again!

A Knesset vote and a High Court of Justice's decision on Thursday paved the way for Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government and be named Israeli Prime Minister for a record 5th time. Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, celebrate on election night (photo credit: RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS) Over and over, PM Netanyahu seems to …

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The Political Slide that Could Separate the US and Israel

Why is the recently-held election and the current attempt to establish a government in Israel so important? Because it has important implications on the US-Israel relationship. Indeed, if Benny Gantz and his cadre of former IDF chiefs of staff turned political wannabes are successful in building a coalition that includes the Arab parties, Israel's relationship …

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Benny Gantz Given the Mandate to Form a Government in Israel

Rivlin gives Gantz the mandate to form a government In a blow to Benjamin Netanyahu, the left-center Blue and White party leader, Benny Gantz, was given first crack at forming a government in Israel. Including the 15-member anti-Zionist, anti-Israel Joint List of Arab MKs, Gantz managed 61 recommendations. While that does not mean all 61 …

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Russia and Turkey: Battling it Out in Syria?

Hi friends! There is plenty going on in Syria, particularly in the region of Idlib which, according to the Sochi agreement between Russia and Turkey, provides a safe place for Sunni Arabs in the midst of the chaos in Syria. Recently, Russia and Turkey have played cat and mouse games in the region (see A …

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