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  • Former Israeli prime minister: Netanyahu enabling ‘budding fascism’

    June 17, 2016 | 1:33 pm

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is encouraging “budding fascism.”

    Speaking at the Herzliya Conference Thursday, Barak, who served as defense minister under Netanyahu until 2013, said, “A fanatic nucleus of extremist ideology has taken...

  • President Rivlin: In Israel, there is a word which has long since turned into a weapon: ‘Demography’

    By Pini Herman

    June 11, 2015 | 4:43 am

    No demographers have framed the implications of Israel's developing demographics better and therefore I am bringing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's complete speech on June 7, 2015 at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Israeli society is undergoing a...

  • Herzliya reveals split on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    June 11, 2014 | 10:26 am

    Naftali Bennett and Tzipi Livni don’t agree on much.

    Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, sees the West Bank as an inseparable part of the Jewish state and wants Israel to annex its settlements there. Livni, the justice minister, says Israel can remain a Jewish democracy only by...

  • Israeli intelligence chief: Iran can build nuclear bomb within a year

    June 9, 2014 | 10:41 am

    Iran has the capability to build a nuclear bomb in less than a year, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said.

    Steinitz, speaking about Iran’s nuclear program at the Herzliya Conference on Monday, urged world powers to demand that Iran dismantle its nuclear program as...

  • With Islamic groups replacing traditional foes, Israel faces long-term instability on its borders

    March 19, 2013 | 6:31 am

    Three weeks ago, militants in Gaza landed a rocket near the Israeli city of Ashkelon.

    Two weeks ago, Egypt raised its state of emergency in the Sinai Peninsula, warning of an increase in jihadist activity there.

    Last week, a rock thrown by a West Bank Palestinian critically...

  • Notes from the Herzliya Conference

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 13, 2013 | 7:33 am

    Do you really want to go inside?” a friend asked me at the entrance to the main hall of the Herzliya Conference, a global policy conference. “You know,” he said, “it’s Tzipi Livni speaking” — implying that there’s no point in wasting one’s time on her.

    Four years ago, Livni was a...

  • The End of the Two-State Solution? 10 Notes from the Herzliya Conference

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 12, 2013 | 10:25 am


    "Do you really want to go inside?" a friend asked me at the entrance to the main hall of the Herzliya Conference. "You know" he said, "it`s Tzipi Livni speaking" — insinuating that there`s no point in wasting one's time on her.

    Livni- four years ago a legitimate contender...