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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...

  • Eight quick takes on Israel’s canceled election and new unity government

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 8, 2012 | 12:55 am

    Don’t ever underestimate Israeli politics’ ability to surprise you. I was at the ‎Prime Minister’s Office yesterday on some unrelated business, and there was no ‎sense of looming decisions, no feeling of shifting winds. I was working with ‎Prof. Camil Fuchs on our next...

  • 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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  • Tzipi Livni resigns from Knesset

    May 1, 2012 | 8:48 am

    Former opposition leader Tzipi Livni resigned from Israel’s Knesset.

    Livni delivered a prepared statement on Tuesday afternoon announcing her departure from the legislature prior to a meeting with Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin at which she submitted her letter of resignation. She...

  • Tzipi Livni’s fall followed meteoric political rise

    April 3, 2012 | 12:29 pm

    Tzipi Livni’s resounding fall in the leadership vote for Kadima, Israel’s largest political party, was as dramatic as her rise to political power.

    Ahead of last week’s vote, most polls were predicting that Livni would defeat Shaul Mofaz, a former Israel Defense Forces chief of...

  • The tent movement is coming (back)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 30, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    For various reasons, most Israelis think that the cost-of-living protests must resume — and resume they will. This summer in Israel threatens to be a repeat of last year’s summer of tents and demonstrations. Not much has changed since last year, which could make things go...

  • So it’s “Shaul or Bibi” - but can Mofaz find the votes?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 28, 2012 | 7:24 am

    “Tzipi or Bibi”, the slogan that made Tzipi Livni the head of Israel’s largest party, had a certain ring of stylishness. In the days leading up to the 2009 Israeli election, “Tzipi or Bibi” was the slogan that convinced hundreds of thousands of left-leaning Israelis to abandon the...

  • Mofaz beats Livni for Kadima leadership

    March 27, 2012 | 5:37 pm

    Shaul Mofaz decisively defeated Tzipi Livni to become the new leader of Israel’s Kadima Party.

    Mofaz received 62 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s Kadima primary to unseat Livni as the leader of Israel’s main opposition party. Forty-five percent of the party’s 95,000 registered...

  • If you really must know what’s going to happen in Kadima

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 25, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    The Kadima Party will be electing its leader this coming Tuesday, and while tension levels are high and all eyes are on the two candidates – former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and former Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz – one has to remember that as things stand now Kadima is no...

  • Candidate Profile: Shaul Mofaz, the hawkish centrist

    By Roy Eitan

    September 8, 2008 | 5:01 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- If Shaul Mofaz succeeds Ehud Olmert as the head of the Kadima Party and, eventually, as Israeli prime minister, he may have Iran to thank.

    Fifty years after Mofaz left his native Tehran for the fledgling Jewish state, the retired general-turned-politician has made...

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