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  • Israel-Palestinian peace talks: A ‘peace frame of mind’ is needed

    February 13, 2013 | 8:10 am

    For Israel to reach peace with the Palestinians, a fundamental adjustment of attitudes will be required — on both sides.

    It should start by both sides recognizing that peace is not a gift that one party can bestow on the other or that one party needs more than the other. It’s not...

  • Israel-Palestinian peace talks: Palestinians’ fantasy world

    By Rabbi Marvin Hier

    February 13, 2013 | 7:58 am

    Without a doubt, at the moment, the Palestinians in Gaza and in the West Bank are riding high, flexing their muscles and feeling very confident about what they view as an impressive string of recent victories. The leaders of Hamas, for their part, have excited the whole Arab world...

  • The Rosner-Fuchs Exchange, Part 2: The Undecided Voters Eventually Voted for Change

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 12, 2013 | 7:33 am

    Professor Camil Fuchs, who has been a valuable contributor to Rosner's Domain for the past year, is a veteran Israeli statistician. He is a Professor of Statistics at Tel Aviv University, where he has also served as head of the Department of Statistics and Operations Research, and...

  • February 12, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 12, 2013 | 3:43 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. envoy reassures Israel on Iran ahead of Obama visit

    To Read:  Thomas Wright discerns between two opposing cross-partisan views at the center of the current American Foreign Policy debate-

    President Obama may not say so explicitly in his State of the...

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  • The Rosner-Fuchs Exchange, Part 1: How Yair Lapid Took Us By Surprise

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 10, 2013 | 11:28 am

    Professor Camil Fuchs, who has been a valuable contributor to Rosner's Domain for the past year, is a veteran Israeli statistician. He is a Professor of Statistics at Tel Aviv University, where he has also served as head of the Department of Statistics and Operations Research, and...

  • Netanyahu tackles tricky coalition-building

    February 7, 2013 | 5:46 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday with Yair Lapid, the surprise runner-up in an election last month, to try to draw him into a broad government that could bridge Israel's religious divide.

    In the January 22 ballot, centrist candidate Lapid's rallying cry, "equal...

  • New Secretary Of State John Kerry speaks to Netanyahu, Abbas about peace

    February 3, 2013 | 11:12 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry stressed his commitment to promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace on Sunday in telephone calls to the leaders of both sides, the State Department said.

    In separate conversations, Kerry, who took over as the top U.S. diplomat from Hillary Clinton on...

  • What is the Israeli election really telling the Palestinians?

    By Rabbi Marvin Hier

    January 29, 2013 | 11:41 am

    Without a doubt, at the moment, the Palestinians in Gaza and in the West Bank are riding high, flexing their muscles, and feeling very confident about what they view as an impressive string of recent victories.  The leaders of Hamas, for their part, have excited the whole Arab...

  • Can Lapid and Netanyahu make common cause?

    January 24, 2013 | 11:21 am

    This week’s election in Israel was a watershed -- but not in the ways you might think.

    In almost every election cycle, the campaign has been about one thing. To adapt James Carville’s famous adage: It’s about security, stupid.

    Except this time, it wasn’t.

    The reason is...

  • Israeli voters force Netanyahu to seek centrist partner

    January 24, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Israel's next government must heed voters and devote itself to bread-and-butter issues, not thorny foreign policy problems such as Iran's nuclear plans and the Palestinian conflict, senior politicians said on Thursday.

    Israelis worried about housing, prices and taxes have...

  • Israeli markets cheer centrists’ election gains

    January 23, 2013 | 9:33 am

    Israeli markets rose on Wednesday on investor hopes that the outcome of the previous day's election means Benjamin Netanyahu will remain prime minister and ultra-Orthodox parties have no role in government.

    The blue-chip Tel Aviv 25 index rose 1 percent to 1,204.65 points, near...

  • Yair Lapid on Israel: Where are we going?

    January 22, 2013 | 5:23 pm

    Yair Lapid addresses The Rabbinical Assembly at the 2012 R.A. convention. 

  • Who is Yair Lapid? [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    January 22, 2013 | 4:14 pm

    Shmuel Rosner, Senior Political Editor of the Jewish Journal, speaks with Jewish Journal Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Rob Eshman about the results of the Jan. 23 Israeli election.

  • Poll: Center-left bloc could tie Netanyahu-led bloc at 46 seats

    January 18, 2013 | 9:11 am

    Israel could see a left-wing coalition to match the right-wing bloc’s 46 projected seats, according to the last poll before Jan. 22 elections.

    The poll, based on a survey of 1,000 adults, predicts 32 seats for the united Likud-Beiteinu ticket, 14 seats for Naftali Bennett’s...

  • The 2013 campaign: 5 days, 34 mandates, 67 votes, 8 lost - or maybe not

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 17, 2013 | 9:07 am

    Election Day is just a few days away, so focusing our attention mostly on Israeli politics seems natural – if exhausting at times. What we have for you today are two things:

     

    1.

    The updated Poll Trend Tracker (by Prof. Camil Fuchs) and its weekly analysis of the polling...

  • Two weeks to D-day, and they haven’t yet decided (or have they?)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 10, 2013 | 4:47 pm

    Less than two weeks before the election, and here is a seeming paradox: on the one hand, the spread between the two blocs (Likud-Right-Religious versus the Center-Left) is as wide as it has been for the last two months, but on the other hand the pundits and the statisticians...

  • Craziest election developments of the week: Livni coming, Barak going

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 26, 2012 | 7:16 am

    This might be the craziest election cycle in the history of Israel. It is short, but not a week passes without shifts and changes in the political landscape – today, it was Defense Minister Ehud Barak resigning from his post to pursue new horizons. Barak is the cat with the seven...

  • October 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 18, 2012 | 2:37 am

    In-depth

    Romney's Sensible Stance on Israel-Palestine

    The Republican presidential nominee had the right idea when he said that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 'is going to remain an unsolved problem', writes Leon Hadar in the National Interest

    ... perhaps the time has...

  • Four unsolved questions for Israel’s upcoming elections

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 9, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    We will have plenty of time to discuss Israel’s upcoming elections – announced today – in the next three months or so. The final date is not yet known, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu aims to have them as early as he possibly can, and three months is what the Central Election...

  • October 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 5, 2012 | 2:14 am

    In-depth

    Don’t Be Misled By Iran-Hamas Split

    Hamas departure from the Iranian fold does not mean the Palestinian militant group has suddenly embraced moderation, writes Jonathan Tobin in Commentary Magazine.

    Hamas has not changed its spots, just its donors. The alliance...

  • The Israelis who would not support Diaspora Jews

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 28, 2012 | 10:14 am

    I was not exactly kind to previous B’nai B’rith surveys of contemporary Israeli ‎attitudes toward Diaspora Jewry, and maybe that’s why the most recent survey was ‎not sent to me by the organization, but rather brought to my attention by other means. ‎It is a poll that still...

  • Poll Trend: Elections far off, Netanyahu still strong

    By Shmuel Rosner

    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...

  • 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...

  • A king, a martyr, and a bunch of rabbis

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 10, 2012 | 3:31 am

    My take on Israel’s current political scene was published Tuesday by the IHT/New York Times, and you can read it in full here. The point I was making is quite simple: Netanyahu is the current and the next Prime Minister of Israel, as there are no available alternatives even for...

  • Veteran Israeli journalist Yair Lapid enters politics

    January 9, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Veteran Israeli journalist Yair Lapid has left his job as a television news anchor to enter politics.

    It is expected that Lapid, who made the announcement Sunday, will form his own independent party with a liberal bent.

    Lapid left his job at Israel’s Channel 2, with no election on...

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