Israel election suspense centers on Likud's coalition partners
Los Angeles Times
The composition of that government will play a major role in determining Israel's stance on issues such as Palestinian statehood, relations with the U.S. and how to deal with Iran's nuclear development program. "What will happen the day after elections ...
Iran, Palestinians low on list of issues in Israel election
Ultra-Orthodox Jews may see clout ebb after Israel's national election
Israel Leader Says Iran Key Issue, Not Settlements
The Guardian (blog)
Arab gloom as Israel shifts rightwards
The Guardian (blog)
To measure just how far Israeli politics have shifted to the right it is worth recalling that 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the Oslo accords in which Israel and the PLO recognized each other. Prospects for reaching a two-state solution are fading ...
Israel orders Palestinian protest camp removed
Government orders evacuation of Palestinian camp
Abbas is Part of the Problem, Not Its Solution
Israel's Netanyahu says Iran's nuclear program is the problem, not settlements
JERUSALEM – Two days before Israeli elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shrugging off international criticism of Israeli settlement construction, calling Iran's suspect nuclear program the real threat to regional security. Speaking to his ...
Freedom House ranks Israel as region's only 'free' state
Israel is the Middle East's only “free” state, the US-based Freedom House wrote in its annual report last week, a ranking in stark contrast to claims by the country's critics – both domestic and international – who argue that the Jewish state's ...
Israel offering bonuses to teachers who boost student enlistment
Christian Science Monitor
Israeli high schools have always been influenced by the military, for which service is compulsory for Israeli Jewish men and women outside the growing ultra-orthodox population, which enjoys de facto exemptions. But the connection has become more ...
Palestinians united in Israel election apathy
Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territories – Finding consensus in Palestine's fractious politics is often difficult, but there is one thing virtually all Palestinians agree on - it doesn't matter who wins Israel's election. "It is not about which ...
LI Rep. Israel to go front-and-center at Obama inaugural
Steve Israel will be seated at the dais on Monday for the inaugural ceremonies as President Barack Obama undergoes his formal inauguration. He's also due at an Obama luncheon after the ceremony -- both due to Israel's leadership role on the Democratic ...
Israeli public health project takes aim at diabetes
Tuomilehto spoke to Israeli Health Ministry officials about the program during a visit to the country late last year for a convention held by the Israel Forum for a Healthy Lifestyle, which is running the anti-diabetes program in this country. Though ...
Netanyahu's hard line in line with Israeli electorate
The president's frustration with Netanyahu was underscored this week when Jeffrey Goldberg, a U.S. columnist, reported that Obama has "privately and repeatedly" said to confidants that Israel " 'doesn't know what its own best interests are.' " STORY: ...
Israel considers ban for far-right candidate over mosque gaffe
A member of the centrist Kadima party headed by defense chief Shaul Mofaz demanded the Israel Central Elections Committee disqualify Gimpel's candidacy, saying his remarks violated laws against racial incitement. Committee chairman and retired ...
Parties fight for undecided voters as Israel poll nears
Parties lure undecided voters as Israel poll nears
Jeremy Gimpel: Born in Atlanta, racing for Israel's Knesset