Beneath the Dome

“From afar, our Arab communities gleam like the dazzling Dome [of the Rock]. Inside, the most cursory view reveals the patchwork of decay and neglect at our core.”

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More about: Al-Aqsa Mosque, Arab World, Dome of the Rock, Islam

Distrust of the Supreme Court Led Likud Voters to Rally around Netanyahu

Jan. 17 2020

A few weeks ago, Benjamin Netanyahu handily won the Likud party’s primary election, receiving 72 percent of the votes. He won despite the fact that he is facing indictments on corruption charges that could interfere with his ability to govern if he remains Israel’s premier, and despite the credible challenge mounted by his opponent, Gideon Sa’ar. Evelyn Gordon credits the results not to love of Netanyahu but to resentment of Israel’s overweening Supreme Court:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli politics, Israeli Supreme Court