Israeli voters will decide whether to give Benjamin Netanyahu another term in office despite a likely indictment on corruption charges.
The election will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges.
Israel's Parliament voted to dissolve itself after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a government.
I am skeptical of what Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says as I have judged him only by his actions. For the Palestinians, however, to immediately dismiss what he said in an interview with the Palestinian daily al-Quds.
BEIRUT -- For Israel, Hezbollah must be incapacitated or destroyed; war becomes inexorable by implication. The question is whether Israel has concluded that now -- with America engrossed in its presidential election -- is the moment to launch the war.
The Prime Minister also signed a coalition deal with Avigdor Lieberman's party, forming the most right wing government in Israel's history.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been engaged in public negotiations designed to bring Isaac Herzog into his coalition government. And then, out of the blue, Netanyahu did a complete reversal, dropping Herzog and instead bringing the far right Avigdor Lieberman into his government.
It was a political sleight of hand worthy of a "House of Cards" script.
Conservatives believe that Israel's Likud defeated the liberal Zionist Union. But the evidence shows that's not the case. Benjamin Netanyahu was able to pick up 12 more seats, almost entirely at the expense of other conservative parties, with a shift to the right.
If Israel wishes to be "a light unto the nations" she must put the brakes on this growing intolerant tendency towards 20 percent of its own population. The tragic consequences if she does not will be hard to stop.