Benjamin Netanyahu Lost His Chance to Form a Government Because His Voters Are Losing Faith in Him

At midnight on Tuesday, the deadline for Prime Minister Netanyahu to form a governing coalition expired, and now President Reuven Rivlin has given the mandate to Yair Lapid, whose Yesh Atid party received the second-largest number of Knesset seats in the recent election. Netanyahu’s Likud won that election by a substantial margin—30 seats as opposed to Yesh Atid’s 17—but not one large enough to maintain his hold on the premiership. Haviv Rettig Gur notes that this blow

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Election 2021, Israeli politics, Yair Lapid

Hamas and Hizballah Won’t Give Up Their Radical Goals for Economic Benefits

June 18 2021

In his first interview after leaving office, the former head of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, admitted that he had erred in believing that Israel could come to some sort of accord with Hamas. In his own words:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Hizballah, Iran, Mossad