Doubts Loom Over New Right’s Possible Entry to Knesset

Confusion around the possibility that the New Right Party passed the minimum threshold to enter the Knesset only increased on Thursday morning as announcements that the party succeeded were...

Blue and White Concedes; Lapid Vows to Make Knesset a ‘Battleground’

The leadership of the Blue and White Party conceded on Wednesday, despite coming in neck and neck with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party in Tuesday’s national elections. “We...

Tidbits From Israel: The Implications Of Netanyahu’s Reelection

By Ron Jager Benjamin Netanyahu has been declared the winner of an unprecedented fifth term as Israel’s prime minister. The combined political force of three former IDF army chiefs, pending...

2019 May Have Set Israeli Record for Wasted Votes

The number of ballots cast for parties that will not pass the electoral threshold necessary to win any seats in Israel’s 21st Knesset could be the highest in Israeli...

Trump Says Netanyahu’s Victory Is ‘Good for Peace’

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set to form another governing coalition, winning re-election on Tuesday, world leaders began to offer their congratulations. President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday...

Haredi Anglo Immigrants Buck the Trend of Voting in Blocs

By Sam Sokol BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (JTA) — On Saturday evening in this quiet Jerusalem suburb, hundreds of black-suited, predominantly American-born haredi Orthodox Jews gathered in a local synagogue. Representatives...

Shas, United Torah Judaism Get Out the Vote in Israeli Election

The haredi political parties Shas and United Torah Judaism have recorded a spectacular electoral success, having both gained eight seats with 98% of the votes counted. This represents a 23%...

Netanyahu Wins Narrow Victory in Israel’s Election

(JTA) — Benjamin Netanyahu appears likely to win a fifth term as Israel’s prime minister as right-wing parties apparently have maintained their majority in the nationwide elections held Tuesday. With...

Labor Officials Demand Leader’s Resignation After Dismal Election Showing

Despite calling the results of Tuesday’s national elections, which gave the Labor Party an unprecedented low number of six seats, a “huge disappointment,” Labor Party chairman Avi Gabbay is...

Israeli Election Day Means Hard Choices — and Sunbathing

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Even by Israeli standards, the country’s latest general elections have been exceptionally dirty, rife with personal attacks between candidates and fake news. But in an arid country...
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