January 1, 2013

Netanyahu's New Headache

Ben Birnbaum, The New Republic

AP Photo

Benjamin Netanyahu sounded a confident note at the official launch of his re-election campaign last week, but to anybody who’s been watching Israeli political developments, it’s clear that with three weeks until Election Day, the prime minister suddenly has reasons to be fearful. Not for his job, of course—Netanyahu’s hold on the premiership remains unchallenged—but of the headaches he is suddenly likely to face as he assembles his next governing coalition.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Avigdor Lieberman, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu


Benjamin Netanyahu's outgoing government caused serious damage to Israel over its four-year term. Its foreign policy focused on expanding the settlements, avoiding negotiations with the Palestinians and reviving the idea of... more ››
January 8, 2013
How the World Averted a Syrian Chemical Crisis
Schmitt & Sanger, NYT
In briefings, administration officials were told that if Syria’s increasingly desperate president, Bashar al-Assad, ordered the weapons to be used, they could be airborne in less than two hours — too fast for the United... more ››
January 16, 2013
An Israeli Election About Nothing
Daniel Levy, Foreign Policy
Israelis will go to the polls on Jan. 22 to elect a new parliament and, by extension, government -- an event that has so far attracted relatively little international attention. Understandably so: Benjamin Netanyahu just came... more ››
January 21, 2013
Israel's 2 Tribes: Which Will Bibi Choose?
Alan Johnson, New Statesman
Could the Israeli prime minister be tempted to turn away from the far right and look left? Unlikely but not impossible. more ››
January 21, 2013
Which Way for Benjamin Netanyahu?
The Economist
If the opinion polls are right, Israel’s incumbent prime minister will retain his post but face harder choices than ever. more ››