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  • Will the real Netanyahu please stand up?

    March 20, 2015 | 9:33 am

    There are two Benjamin Netanyahus.

    To his detractors, Netanyahu is arrogant, a dissembler and a racist. To his defenders, he is intrepid, politically astute and singularly devoted to Israel’s security.

    Netanyahu’s critics blame him for alienating Israel’s closest ally...

  • Netanyahu owes win to jitters over Iran-Gulf official

    March 18, 2015 | 9:37 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu owes his election win to Israeli security fears, notably about Iran's growing regional influence, said an official of a Gulf Arab government wary of Tehran's progress towards a nuclear deal with world powers.

    "With Iran emerging again, it was...

  • Netanyahu comeback propelled by hardline rhetoric, calls for unity on right

    March 18, 2015 | 9:21 am

    This city’s Rabin Square was full of young men wearing large knit kippahs and women in long skirts and long sleeves cheering as right-wing politicians declared their opposition to Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank.

    On Sunday night, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

  • Israel’s coming Arab surge

    March 12, 2015 | 3:12 pm

    Between now and March 17, the day of the Knesset election, followers of Israeli politics will hotly debate which party and prime minister should and will guide Israel’s next phase. But another elections story, less discussed so far, may have just as far-reaching implications for...

  • Peres endorses Isaac Herzog as Israel’s next PM

    March 12, 2015 | 8:53 am

    Israel’s former President Shimon Peres endorsed the Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog as prime minister.

    “The Israeli democracy is approaching the day of choice. It is natural that people will have differing opinions and that they will vote according to their conscience,” Peres, who...

  • Why Israelis will vote on the economy, not security

    March 11, 2015 | 9:00 am

    Last summer, Israel endured its longest war in decades and saw missiles fall across the country. A string of terror attacks followed in Jerusalem. A year ago, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations collapsed again. Meanwhile, there’s increased unrest on Israel’s northeast border, and...

  • State Department: No comment on Netanyahu and ‘two states’ until after vote

    March 10, 2015 | 3:14 pm

    The Obama administration will wait out Israel’s elections before commenting on conflicting reports of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s retreat from advancing toward a two-state solution.

    “Our commitment to achieving an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a...

  • Netanyahu says sees ‘worldwide’ effort to topple him

    March 10, 2015 | 8:48 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in broadcast remarks on Tuesday there was a "huge, worldwide effort" to ensure he loses next week's closely contested election.

    Army Radio, which aired what it said were comments he made on Monday to activists of his right-wing Likud...

  • Report: Israeli politicians raise most campaign budgets abroad

    October 12, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    More than half of all donations made to Israeli politicians’ campaigns over the past two years came from overseas contributors.

    Donations to political campaigns by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during that period amounted to $311,000, with 96.8 percent coming from outside...

  • Netanyahu announces early Israeli election

    October 9, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced early national elections.

    In a news conference on Oct. 9, Netanyahu announced that elections for the 19th Knesset will be held a year early. Although a date has not yet been announced, it is expected the vote will be held in...

  • Overshadowed Again

    By James D

    March 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat came to town this week, seeking Washington's blessing for Palestinian statehood in return for postponing a unilateral declaration on May 4, when the interim Oslo period expires.

    Despite the fears of some Jewish leaders, he didn't get it; instead, he...