Why Israel’s Perpetual Election Might Finally Be Coming to an End

After over a year of uncertainty, and three elections, the leaders of Israel’s two leading political parties announced last week that they were ready to come together to form a unity government. In conversation with Jonathan Silver, Moshe Koppel explains both the immediate and the long-term reasons for the political stalemate, and why it may finally be over. (Audio, 37 minutes.)

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli Election 2020, Israeli politics

Thoughts on Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, a Quarter-Century On

On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzḥak Rabin’s assassination at the hands of a fellow Jewish Israeli. Rabin, after a long and impressive career in the military and in politics, had not long beforehand signed the Oslo Accords, and was murdered by a zealous opponent of that decision. Reflecting on the occasion, David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Oslo Accords, Yitzhak Rabin