Israel elections

White House: Looking To Next Israeli Government To Recommit To Two States

03/24/2015

Washington — The Obama administration said it would look to the new Israeli government to recommit itself to the two-state solution.

Vote Casts Doubt On Unity Government

Likud-Zionist Union pact could ease tensions with U.S., but such a coalition is unclear.

03/18/2015
Staff Writer

S hould Israel’s two major parties decide to form a unity government following Tuesday’s election that saw neither party deliver a knockout blow, it could help heel tensions with the Obama administration and members of Congress, according to political observers.

Winning wave? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Tuesday’s election. Getty Images

Competing Visions In Israel’s Election

03/18/2015
Editorial

Two competing visions emerged from the polls on Tuesday in Israel’s national parliamentary elections. One was about Us vs. Them, with an emphasis on fear of Them — whether Them was Iran, the Palestinians, Israel Arabs or the Israeli Left. That was the increasingly strident narrative of Prime Minister Netanyahu and it seemed to be effective as his Likud Party came from behind in the last few days of the campaign to tie or perhaps exceed the Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni.

American Jews Place Hopes In Herzog

Change of government could spur better ties with administration.

03/18/2015
Staff Writer

Analysts said they believe American Jews would like to see a new Israeli government to help re-cement ties with the Obama administration.

New Elections For The Wrong Reasons

12/03/2014
Editorial

Now remind us again why Israel is going to hold new elections two years earlier than scheduled?

Bibi, Weakened, Needs A Wider Coalition

Unclear foreign policy direction; Lapid’s party surges.

01/23/2013
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu almost certainly will remain in his post but he suffered a painful blow at the ballot box on Tuesday, after exit polls suggested that his Likud Party lost about a quarter of its seats in parliament, leaving him the weakened leader of a potentially fractious government. 

Yair Lapid, left, head of the Yesh Atid party, is likely to join a coalition government. Getty Images

As Iran Looms, Socioeconomic Issues Simmer

With call for new elections, high prices, ‘social equality’ could define campaign.

10/10/2012
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — The Aroma Café in the Germany Colony was pretty full on Tuesday night at 8, but virtually no one appeared to be giving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s televised announcement about early elections the slightest bit of attention.

Of those within earshot, one young woman was focused on her cell phone messages while another 20-something applied green highlighter to an academic paper.

The scene at the Aroma Café in Jerusalem as Prime Minister Netanyahu announces early elections. Michele Chabin
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