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  • October 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 11, 2012 | 3:07 am

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    The Kingdom Boils

    Protesters in Saudi Arabia are becoming bolder, writes Steven Miller in the National Interest.

    On September 10, dozens of prisoners’ relatives descended upon the public prosecutor’s office in Riyadh, where they staged a two-day sit-in until the...

  • October 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 10, 2012 | 2:12 am

    In-depth

    Enough Already

    Neither Obama nor Romney are as good - or as bad - as American Jews are led to believe, writes Aaron David Miller in Foreign Policy

    Too many Democrats want to pretend that Barack Obama is the most pro-Israel president in American history (see Joe...

  • Four unsolved questions for Israel’s upcoming elections

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 9, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    We will have plenty of time to discuss Israel’s upcoming elections – announced today – in the next three months or so. The final date is not yet known, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu aims to have them as early as he possibly can, and three months is what the Central Election...

  • Speaking of elections, how’s Bibi doing?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 2, 2012 | 11:53 am

    While Americans are worrying about the November election, Israelis might need to start worrying about their own February one: "If Benjamin Netanyahu is unable to convince members of his coalition to back his budget for the coming year, he will be forced to bring elections currently...

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  • October 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 2, 2012 | 12:47 am

    In-depth

    Obama's Mideast Missteps

    The president's actions have made tense situations in Israel and Egypt even worse, writes Dov S. Zakheim in the National Interest.

    Netanyahu’s inserting himself and his country into the middle of the American presidential election...

  • August 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 23, 2012 | 3:02 am

    In-depth

    US-Israeli Relationship Should Transcend Partisan Politics

    Writing in the Daily Beast, former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni makes an impassioned plea to American politicians this election season.

    Keeping Israel above partisan politics is particularly...

  • Poll trends: ‘Likud plus right bloc’ in decline over the draft

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 1, 2012 | 7:56 am

    Driving around Tel Aviv, one can see buses bearing the signs of the new ‎Kadima Party ad campaign. It’s not usual for a party to campaign when there’s ‎no election date in sight, but Kadima is indeed advertising. Its situation is so ‎bad, and its need for some gains so...

  • July 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 19, 2012 | 12:07 am

    In-depth

    Unsettled Times in Israel

    Bernard Gwertzman of the Council on Foreign Relations holds on a wide-ranging conversation with Elliott Abrams about the state of affairs in Israel, including the possibility of new elections, unease over Syria and whether a strike on Iran is...

  • Five comments on Israel’s political crisis

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 5, 2012 | 11:40 am

    ‎1.‎

    There is a crisis, and as much as all parties would like to avoid further escalation of it, it’s not at all clear that they still have control over their own fate. Why the crisis? Simply ‎and very briefly put: Kadima joined Netanyahu’s coalition to save itself from...

  • Israel’s Poll Trend: The right-wing bloc is gaining

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 24, 2012 | 11:59 am

    We have answers for you to these three questions:‎

    ‎1.‎ How many Israelis would vote for each party if elections were held today?‎

    ‎2.‎ What coalition could Netanyahu form if elections were held today?‎

    ‎3.‎ What happens if Netanyahu leaves the Likud Party and...

  • Poll trends: The left-wing option is losing steam

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 7, 2012 | 8:12 am

    Kadima is in big trouble, and even if the prediction of just three ‎mandates in a poll two weeks ago was an overstatement, the largest Israeli political party really has been bleeding mandates since joining ‎Netanyahu’s coalition. The two most recent polls put Kadima on seven...

  • Poll Trends: Kadima is losing, but Netanyahu isn’t

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 23, 2012 | 7:24 am

    Our weekly update of Israel’s coalition-trend tracker shows that this ‎week the right wing and religious parties (Likud not included) got the ‎lowest combined predicted number of seats (32) since we started tracking polls for the study. At the same time, the number of...

  • May 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 8, 2012 | 4:43 am

    Netanyahu is now king of Israeli politics

    By bringing the largest party into his coalition, he prime minister ‎has made himself politically untouchable, writes Yossi Verter in ‎Haaretz. ‎

    After getting over initial feelings of disgust and nausea, you have ‎to admit that...

  • May 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 7, 2012 | 4:38 am

    Hollande Victory in France Lessens Likelihood of War with Iran

    The new socialist president will steer France away from his predecessor’s hardline ‎policies, writes Muhammad Sahimi for PBS. ‎

    Assembling a coalition with communists and smaller center-left ‎parties, Hollande...

  • May 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 6, 2012 | 6:03 am

    Anti-Semitism: the Last Refuge of the Left

    British leftists are kowtowing to an ever-growing Islamist movement, at the expense ‎of Israel and the Jewish people, writes David Pryce-Jones in the National Review. ‎

    In order to focus their hostility, the enemies of Israel ascribe...

  • NEW: Tracking the trends in Israeli elections season

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 3, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    I’ll start with the following three facts:

    1. Israel’s election is four months away. It is almost certainly to be held on September 4.

    2. Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the Likud Party, will almost certainly be the next Israeli Prime Minister. That is, if the polls are...

  • May 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 3, 2012 | 3:31 am

    What the Evangelicals Give the Jews

    Jewish tradition has more in common with modern Christian values than it has with ‎the liberal attitudes espoused by many Jews today, argues Michael Medved in ‎Commentary Magazine.‎

    In which areas, exactly, can committed Jews identify...

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