Inside the political calculations of the new Israeli government.
May 30, 2016
The Likud party overcomes the leftist opposition, the media -- and the Obama administration.
March 17, 2015
Recent polls point to a right-of-center coalition government.
February 15, 2015
How the coalition government in Israel fell apart -- and who will benefit in the next election.
December 7, 2014
Could hostilities with Hamas mean serious political trouble for Israel's prime minister?
July 10, 2014
The more pro-Israel the figure, the more vicious the attack.
June 30, 2013
Post-election factions must align to minimize damage from the Obama administration.
January 29, 2013
Current polling shows that the conservative Likud (think Republicans or Tories) has the support of 16 percent of Israelis aged 18-34. Bayit Yehudi/Jewish Home (think third party conservative split, e.g. Tea Party/UKIP) is close behind with 15 percent. And the Labor Party, (think Democrats/Labour) is a distant third with nine percent.
January 4, 2013
To understand what this means, imagine if the Tea Party ran as a third party and took 10 percent of Congress. That's even bigger news in Israel where no single party has a dominant majority of seats.
December 14, 2012
A majority of Israelis opposed the fake ceasefire that Obama forced the country to accept. And the latest election polls show it. Netanyahu's conservative Likud Party is down from 43 seats to 33 of the 120 Knesset (parliamentary) seats.
November 23, 2012
Understanding the shift.
September 10, 2012
Was the center-left Kadima Party looking for an excuse to exit?
July 18, 2012