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January 14, 2013 | 9:41 am
Last week I attended a couple of sessions in a conference about Security in Changing Times: The Future of US-Israel Relations at IDC Herzliya. Among them was a panel on "The changing nature of domestic politics in Israel and the US: Will this upend the traditional relationship...
January 3, 2013 | 12:33 pm
The new Israel Factor panel had two surprises for us in our first ranking of the 2016 prospective presidential candidates. Yes, we’re already beginning the ranking of potential candidates on our regular good/bad-for-Israel scale. We started doing it more than two years before the...
October 24, 2012 | 3:28 am
Every time the U.S. has forced Israel to make a tough decision, it has been under a Republican administration, writes Efraim Halevy in the New York Times.
Throughout the campaign, Mr. Romney has repeatedly accused Mr. Obama of...
October 16, 2012 | 7:55 am
September 21, 2012 | 12:55 am
The West standing against Islamic fundamentalism, rather than indulging it, will allow the religion to evolve, argues Reuel Marc Gerecht in the Weekly Standard.
Monty Python’s brilliant Life of Brian, which was deeply offensive to some...
September 7, 2012 | 8:44 am
I was on Israeli television yesterday with my friend and Panels Politics pollster Dr. Menachem Lazar, when he suddenly produced a new survey on what Israelis think about the American elections. Produced, but only very briefly, mentioning one or two numbers and moving on to the next...
September 5, 2012 | 3:55 am
Why the Democrats have decided to omit Jerusalem from their party platform is utterly beyond me. There is nothing more predictable than the ensuing attacks from the right following such an omission. There's nothing more likely to trouble Jewish voters who still care about Israel...
September 5, 2012 | 1:50 am
The Weekly Standard's blog takes a look at the changes in language in the Democratic policy on Israel.
In the 2008 Democratic party platform, there was this language on Jerusalem, Israel:
August 31, 2012 | 3:41 am
The Syrian president has created a situation which could mean the survival of his regime - in one form or another - for quite some time, writes Tony Karon in TIME
[T]here may be more than empty braggadocio to Assad’s...
August 30, 2012 | 4:03 am
President Obama came under attack yesterday for his many sins –as interpreted by GOP candidates – among them the mistreatment of Israel. Senator John McCain, the GOP 2008 candidate, said that the US “can’t afford to cause our friends and allies, from Latin...
August 23, 2012 | 3:02 am
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...
August 21, 2012 | 5:37 am
By drawing attention to its vital relationship with the US, Shimon Peres has played the trump card in arguments against a unilateral Israeli strike on Iran, writes Shai Feldman in Foreign Policy.
The presidential election...
July 3, 2012 | 2:49 pm
June 17, 2012 | 1:56 pm
It’s gone. The Romney lead is gone. Our Israel Factor experts, like it or not, have given President Obama a mark identical to Romney’s on the ultimate question of “good for Israel”.
Not a small feat, considering the fact that this is the first time for them to do...