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  • Mofaz is back (and forth)!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 18, 2012 | 6:14 am

    I am not a political analyst. I can’t foresee political scandals and can’t predict politicians’ next moves. I am nothing but a common Israeli citizen who reads the paper. My modest point of view is of a head of a party, the biggest we’ve got, who instead of thinking first and then...

  • Israel says clock ticking after Iran talks fail

    June 21, 2012 | 8:56 am

    Israel has responded to the failure of the latest nuclear talks between world powers and Iran with a familiar refrain: sanctions must be ramped up while the clock ticks down toward possible military action.

    With diplomacy at an impasse, there is satisfaction among Israeli leaders at...

  • Israel accuses Syria of genocide, urges intervention

    June 10, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    A senior Israeli minister on Sunday made the Jewish state’s most explicit call yet for military intervention to topple President Bashar al-Assad and accused him of committing genocide to suppress the 15-month-old uprising against his rule.

    Vice Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz urged world...

  • Editorial Cartoon: Sidecar

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 15, 2012 | 8:47 pm

    The Other Choo

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  • Team of Rivals

    May 9, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    Stability and order, those are the pillars that enable a democratically elected politician to successfully pursue their agenda. And stability and order are exactly what Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, has guaranteed for himself and for his party by creating a new...

  • Mofaz approved as minister, Yachimovich named opposition leader

    May 9, 2012 | 3:08 pm

    Kadima party chairman Shaul Mofaz was approved as a government minister and Labor party chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich was appointed head of the opposition.

    Mofaz was approved as a minister without portfolio and as a deputy prime minister by the Knesset plenum on Wednesday by a vote...

  • For new Israeli coalition, haredi army exemptions issue is front and center

    May 9, 2012 | 10:03 am

    Israel’s new unity government may not alter Jerusalem’s strategy for curbing Iran’s nuclear weapons program or do much to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

    But it could dramatically change something at home about which a huge number of Israelis care deeply: haredi...

  • No change in White House approach to Israel following new coalition

    May 9, 2012 | 9:35 am

    The Obama administration will not change its policy approach toward Israel in light of the new government coalition, a White House spokesman said.

    “[A] new coalition government in Israel certainly will not affect our policy approach, and we continue to have very good relations with...

  • Israelis protest new government

    May 9, 2012 | 9:26 am

    Hundreds of Israelis demonstrated against the new coalition government.

    More than 1,000 protested in Tel Aviv, and hundreds in Jerusalem, against the deal struck between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the opposition Kadima Party. A protest also was held in Beersheba.

    Former...

  • Why the dumbest decision is also the wisest

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 9, 2012 | 9:06 am

    In Israel, everyone and anyone can start their own political party, with its own agenda, and run in the elections. This makes every Knesset varied and colorful, as it is combined out of several parties. The current Knesset, for example, has delegations of 13 parties, no less.

    On...

  • Hundreds of Israelis take to the streets to protest unity deal between Netanyahu and Mofaz

    May 8, 2012 | 6:28 pm

    Over 1,000 people demonstrated on Tuesday night near the Habima Theater in Tel Aviv against the deal struck between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz.

    The protest, which took place near where the 2011 summer protest began on Rothschild Boulevard,...

  • Abbas says he’s ready to engage with Israel

    May 8, 2012 | 3:35 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday he was ready to engage with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a Middle East peace agreement if he proposes “anything promising or positive.”

    Abbas, speaking to Reuters after Netanyahu announced a grand...

  • In a surprise move, Likud and Kadima form Israel’s broadest government coalition

    May 8, 2012 | 11:07 am

    Israelis went to sleep Monday night expecting early elections in September for the 19th Knesset. They woke up to the news that elections would take place as planned in October 2013.

    A behind-the-scenes deal clinched overnight between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition...

  • In surprise move, Netanyahu, Mofaz agree to form unity government, cancel early elections

    May 7, 2012 | 6:34 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition chairman MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) reached a surprise agreement early Tuesday morning to form a national unity government.

    Under the agreement, Kadima will join Netanyahu’s government and support its policies in exchange for a...

  • Why, Tzipi?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 3, 2012 | 11:26 am

    My vote for Tzipi livny was my first vote ever. I was 19 when the elections to the Knesset were at their prime. Since it was my first election ever, and the first time I showed any interest in politics, you can be sure I’ve done deep research before going behind the curtain.

    ...

  • Tzipi Livni wins Kadima contest—now the real work begins

    By Leslie Susser

    September 17, 2008 | 7:35 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) - With her decisive win in the Kadima party primary on Wednesday, Tzipi Livni's next major task will be assembling a coalition government so she can become prime minister.

    Then all she'll have on her plate is figuring out how to arrest the threat to Israel from Iran,...

  • ANALYSIS: Livni leads in polls, but Israel’s political map is unclear

    By Leslie Susser

    September 8, 2008 | 8:22 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—With the Kadima leadership primary just days away, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni looks like a sure winner.

    The latest opinion poll shows her 20 percentage points ahead of her closest rival in the contest that could produce Israel’s next prime minister.

    The Sept. 17...

  • Candidate Profile: Tzipi Livni—a clean record but some say untested

    By Dina Kraft

    September 8, 2008 | 5:09 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) - Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni smoothes her tailored black jacket, tosses back her head and takes in the King David Hotel hall packed cheek to jowl with foreign journalists.

    Every chair is taken, photographers line the walls and the lights of dozens of TV...
  • Iran files complaint over Mofaz threat, Hamas claims 2002 bombings

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Iran Files Complaint Over Mofaz Threat

    Iran filed a U.N. Security Council complaint after an Israeli official threatened to attack its nuclear facilities. Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, a former defense chief, told the daily Yediot Achronot last week that Israel would have no...