How the idea of exile, in the Bible only one punishment among many, evolved into a metaphor for Israel’s alienation from God—a condition that could persist even after restoration to the land.
Point of No Return
Distrust of the Supreme Court Led Likud Voters to Rally around Netanyahu
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: