January 25, 2013

Western View of Israeli Politics Is Wrong

Barry Rubin, Ottawa Citizen

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Israel has just held a thoroughly democratic election with remarkably little rancour, extremism, or ideology in the midst of the world's longest conflict and in the world's most turbulent region. That is the kind of signal achievement the world should be accurately understanding and appreciating.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Yesh Atid, Yair Lapid, Naftali Bennett, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel


January 25, 2013
Yair Lapid's Mental Block
By rejecting Hanin Zuabi out of hand as a partner to any kind of political activity, Lapid joined those responsible for the dangerous trend of excluding Arabs from the Israeli political process. more ››
January 25, 2013
Dirty Art of Israeli Coalition Building
Mitch Ginsburg, Times of Israel
There is a beautiful side to Israel’s parliamentary politics. Almost any notion under the Israeli sun can present itself to the voters for affirmation. But over the next few weeks we will likely witness the less flattering... 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
Bracing for Israel's 'Super Tuesday'
Susan Hattis Rolef, Jerusalem Post
Tomorrow is polling day. We have a general idea of what the results will be, but the details might still hold some surprises. Where are the surprises to be expected? We do not know what percentage of the electorate will go out... more ››
January 21, 2013
Naftali Bennett: Israel's Great Right Hope
Michael Petrou, Maclean's
Naftali Bennett, a hawkish Israeli politician whose lightning-fast rise on the right has shaken up Israeli politics in the run-up to the country’s Jan. 22 parliamentary election, campaigns with a hip and folksy charm that seems... more ››