isaac Herzog

Israel Unity Gov’t Re-emerging As Pragmatic Option

Netanyahu, given the Iran deal and relationship with Obama, hoping to bring in Herzog.

04/08/2015
Editor and Publisher

Hang on, folks, the formation of the next Israeli government is getting a lot more intriguing and complicated than we thought, made even more so by the proposed Iran nuclear deal.

Gary Rosenblatt

Herzog: I Won’t Join A National Unity Gov’t

03/19/2015

Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog said he will lead the opposition rather than join a national unity government with Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party.

Bibi’s ‘Scare Tactics Worked’

Council on Foreign Relations experts read the post-election tealeaves.

03/18/2015
Staff Writer

In what is being called a “decisive victory,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party appear to have won re-election with 30 seats in the 120-member 20th Knesset, with opposition leader Isaac Herzog of the Zionist Union winning just 24.

The Editor's Desk: Look For A Unity Government

Netanyahu, Herzog need each other, but expect a bumpy ride.

03/17/2015
Editor And Publisher

The turnout in Israel at the ballot box was high on Tuesday, but now it all comes down to the real election, consisting of one man’s vote. That would be President Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin, who decides whether to offer the chance to put together a governing coalition to Likud’s Bibi Netanyahu or Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog.

Gary Rosenblatt

On Election Day, Arab Vote In The Spotlight

'Arab voters are going to the polling stations in droves,' Bibi warns.

03/17/2015
Staff Writer

With a close race predicted in Israel’s national elections today, and incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing defeat, the vote of Israeli Arabs is expected to play a crucial role in the final result.

Israelis line up to cast their vote in Ramle. Getty Images

Bibi's Scare Tactics

As polls show him falling further behind in the final days before elections for the 20th Knesset, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strategy is one of increasing desperation.  His theme " if you can't convince em, scare em" was strikingly clear in an interview in Friday's Jerusalem Post.

Peres Endorses Isaac Herzog As Israel’s Next PM

03/12/2015

Jerusalem — Israel’s former President Shimon Peres endorsed the Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog as prime minister.

Israeli Left Resurgent As Campaign Rhetoric Escalates Ahead Of March Elections

01/27/2015

Tel Aviv — Stav Shaffir was angry. The 29-year-old firebrand is known for her outbursts, which have gotten her kicked out of multiple Knesset hearings in the past year. But when she rose in the Knesset on Jan. 21 to answer Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett’s charge that she is post-Zionist, her shrill rebuttal went viral.

Will U.S. Jewish Groups Pivot Left If Herzog Wins?

With Labor leader doing well in the polls, mainstream organizations may have to reassess messaging.

12/17/2014

Washington — Come early next year, there might be yet another world capital that opposes Israeli settlement expansion and sees Benjamin Netanyahu as principally responsible for Israel’s isolation: Jerusalem.

The possible election of Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog. Getty Images

Lapid: Yesh Atid Party Will Topple Gov’t That Attempts Annexation

06/09/2014

HERZLIYA, Israel — Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid said his centrist Yesh Atid party will topple Israel’s governing coalition should it move to annex any Israeli West Bank settlements.

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