Israel

Benny Gantz attends a press conference in Tel Aviv on Nov. 20, 2019.

Benny Gantz Did the Right Thing by Putting His Country First

The Blue and White leader’s colleagues and former allies have denounced him for caving to Benjamin Netanyahu—but his conciliatory gesture is a sign of statesmanship, not weakness.

Palestinian painters work on a mural to draw attention to the novel coronavirus pandemic in Khan Yunis, Gaza, on March 28.

It’s Up to Israel to Stop a Coronavirus Catastrophe Among Palestinians

The Palestinian health care system has been held back by military occupation and is unprepared for the coronavirus onslaught. Israel must act swiftly.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The Political Wizardry of Benjamin Netanyahu

In one stroke, the Israeli leader has extended his term and weakened an opponent.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz in Jerusalem on Sept 19, 2019.

Israel’s Double Curse: Politics and the Pandemic

A Supreme Court decision threatens Netanyahu’s grip on power and augurs a constitutional crisis.

An Iranian woman walks past an anti-American mural on the wall of the former U.S. embassy in Tehran on May 8, 2018.

Iran Knows Who to Blame for the Virus: America and Israel

The regime’s ideological army is spinning conspiracy theories even as it helps spread the virus among Iran’s long-suffering people.

A mass prayer at the Western Wall for coronavirus patients

Better Health Through Mass Surveillance?

Israeli authorities want to spy on people with the coronavirus.

A man wearing a face mask prays during a mass prayer at the Western Wall

Israel’s War Footing Against the Coronavirus

In the fight against the pandemic, some familiar tactics are deployed.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks over his glasses as he and Education Minister Gidon Saar chat at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting October 18, 2009 in Jerusalem.

Bibi Is No Houdini

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a political magician who has run out of tricks—and his stubbornness is stopping the Israeli right from winning convincingly and governing the country.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak (L), and U.S. Defense Secretary (R) Leon Panetta walk to the podium to speak to the media at a joint press conference while they visit the Iron Dome defense system launch site on August 1, 2012 in Ashkelon, Israel.

Annexation Would Threaten U.S. Military Support for Israel

Netanyahu's planned land grab in the West Bank will undermine bipartisan support for U.S.-Israel defense ties—endangering the special relationship and Israelis’ security.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu point to a map of the Jordan Valley as he gives a speech in Ramat Gan on Sept. 10, 2019.

A Netanyahu Victory Would Be Bad News for Peace and the Rule of Law

If he leads the next government, the prime minister is likely to annex much of the West Bank and deepen attacks on judicial independence.

Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara Netanyahu, greet supporters following elections in Tel Aviv on April 10, 2019.

Netanyahu Surges in Israeli Election

Exit polls give the prime minister a solid chance at forming the next government, despite corruption charges.

An Israeli settler walks past a Palestinian house with verandas covered in meshing along the Israeli-controlled Shuhada street in the West Bank city of Hebron on Jan. 28.

Trump’s Plan for Palestine Looks a Lot Like Apartheid

Israel has long resisted the South Africa analogy, but the U.S. government’s support for annexation is making it a reality.

Israeli children accompany their father during Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in Rosh Haayin on Sept. 17, 2019.

Why Israel’s Political System Is Broken and How It Can Be Fixed

Do-over elections and political paralysis are undermining faith in the system.

Then-Egyptian Vice President Hosni Mubarak (left) and President Anwar Sadat watch a military parade in Cairo moments before Sadat is assassinated on Oct. 6, 1981.

Death on the Nile

Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for three decades, leaving a legacy of oppression and corruption.

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