You can call it a bad day for Israel: a leading politician, a former Finance Minister and Foreign Minister – two of the three most senior portfolios in any Israeli government – a man aspiring to be Israel’s first non-Ashkenazi Prime Minister, a man aspiring to be President of...
Tag: Israeli Politicians
December 21, 2015 | 3:33 am
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...
May 18, 2012 | 4:27 am
Here are two paragraphs from an article I wrote for the NYT. You can read the full piece here:
Hopes for the resumption of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians rekindled last week with the creation of a broad and more centrist governing coalition in Israel....
May 14, 2012 | 10:48 am
Our new J-Meter feature – a weekly tracking of Israel’s political poll trend, computed by Prof. Camil Fuchs – has been updated again. Four new polls were added to the mix, all carried in a week in which PM Netanyahu and his new deputy, Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz, stunned...
May 10, 2012 | 10:33 am
When someone like Fareed Zakaria compliments someone like Binyamin Netanyahu one knows trouble is coming. “He has an unusual, perhaps unique, opportunity to use his new power to secure Israel’s future”, Zakaria writes. Israel, he argues, is strong enough to “move toward a peace...
May 9, 2012 | 9:26 am
In my article for the IHT-NYT today, I write that:
Many Israelis — about 44 percent according to a Channel 10 News poll — woke up Tuesday morning to the news and, after an initial scratching of the head, decided that it was not such a bad idea after all to have a unity...
May 8, 2012 | 4:43 am
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...
March 25, 2012 | 4:49 pm
April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Who is the most distrusted and despised Israeli politician in the Arab world? The answer is not to be found among the usual suspects -- current and former Likud prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Binyamin Netanyahu. Rather, it is the dove incarnate: Shimon Peres.
Amid the welter of...