Alienating Arabs, and a Last-Minute Campaign for Video Cameras at Polling Centers, May Have Cost the Likud the Election

Oct. 17 2019

Following Israel’s most recent election, the Likud party finds itself at a disadvantage in comparison with its situation after the earlier elections in April. Evelyn Gordon contends that center-right voters defected to other parties or stayed home on election day because of mistakes made by the Likud’s leader, Benjamin Netanyahu:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Arabs, Israeli Election 2019, Israeli politics, Likud

How Israel Can Stand Up to a Belligerent Turkey

Sept. 25 2020

Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara has become increasingly authoritarian, Islamist, and hostile toward Israel and the West more generally. The Turkish government has also indicated that it aspires to alter its maritime border with Greece, and even its border with Syria. Analyzing these changes, and what they term the country’s “bellicose foreign policy,” Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman, and Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examine the implications for Israel, and how the Jewish state might best respond:

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More about: Israeli Security, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, U.S. Foreign policy