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  • Centrist candidate Yair Lapid hopes for staying power

    March 4, 2015 | 11:23 am

    The key word in Yair Lapid’s political vocabulary might be “but.”

    His Yesh Atid Party is not right wing, he says, but it isn’t left wing either. He wants to withdraw from the West Bank, but disavows both a unilateral pullout and bilateral Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. He...

  • What is the Israeli election really telling the Palestinians?

    By Rabbi Marvin Hier

    January 29, 2013 | 11:41 am

    Without a doubt, at the moment, the Palestinians in Gaza and in the West Bank are riding high, flexing their muscles, and feeling very confident about what they view as an impressive string of recent victories.  The leaders of Hamas, for their part, have excited the whole Arab...

  • Israeli voters force Netanyahu to seek centrist partner

    January 24, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Israel's next government must heed voters and devote itself to bread-and-butter issues, not thorny foreign policy problems such as Iran's nuclear plans and the Palestinian conflict, senior politicians said on Thursday.

    Israelis worried about housing, prices and taxes have...

  • Israeli markets cheer centrists’ election gains

    January 23, 2013 | 9:33 am

    Israeli markets rose on Wednesday on investor hopes that the outcome of the previous day's election means Benjamin Netanyahu will remain prime minister and ultra-Orthodox parties have no role in government.

    The blue-chip Tel Aviv 25 index rose 1 percent to 1,204.65 points, near...

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  • Meet Bill

    By Rob Eshman

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    What was that all about?

    Those on the left will say the recall election we just survived was a sneaky Republican power grab. Those on the right will say it was a citizen revolt against a sleazy and ineffectual governor.

    Those in the middle will say, "Are we done yet?"

    It's not clear,...

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