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  • Five comments on Israel’s political crisis

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 5, 2012 | 11:40 am

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    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...

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  • 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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