By Failing to Pass a Budget, Israel’s Two Major Parties Risk the Wellbeing of Their Constituents

Aug. 25 2020

Last night, thanks to an agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition partner Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz , the Knesset voted to give itself another 120 days to approve a budget for the 2020 fiscal year. Had the measure not passed, Israel would have been forced to hold yet another election. Haviv Rettig Gur explains how this situation came about and, why, although another election might be the worst possible outcome, postponing the budget vote is hardly good news:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli politics, Knesset

Why a Military Conflict between Iran and Israel Seems Inevitable

Jan. 20 2021

Since the year began, the IDF has stepped up its attacks on Iranian positions in Syria, striking more targets and going deeper into Syrian territory than usual. Meanwhile, Tehran has increased its enrichment of uranium, moving ever closer to building nuclear weapons. Efraim Inbar addresses the situation in depth:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Israeli Security, U.S. Foreign policy