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Benjamin Netanyahu

  1. international affairs
    Netanyahu Ousted As Prime Minister of IsraelNaftali Bennett has been sworn in as the country’s new leader, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year reign, but the new governing coalition remains fragile.
  2. foreign interests
    The End of the Netanyahu Era?A coalition deal is likely to end the career of Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, but the damage he has done will have a long tail.
  3. power
    We’re Still Waiting for a Biden DoctrineThe violence in the Middle East has tested the president in ways domestic calamities have not.
  4. israel
    Bernie Sanders to Try to Cancel Arms Sale to IsraelHis bill is destined to fail, but it’s another sign of growing discontent around Israel among progressive members of Congress.
  5. politics
    Biden Increases Pressure on Netanyahu, Calling for ‘Significant De-escalation’The sharper tone from U.S. allies did not appear to sway Israel’s leader, who said he’s “determined to continue this operation until its aim is met.”
  6. foreign interests
    Violence in Israel Is a Political Victory for NetanyahuThe latest escalation has dashed prospects of a deal among the prime minister’s rivals to form a unity government.
  7. foreign interests
    The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is Likely to Get Even WorsePalestinians are disillusioned, America is disengaged, and Netanyahu sees only upside in the violence.
  8. foreign interests
    Israel’s Democracy Is Broken, and Netanyahu Is to BlameThe Israeli right keeps winning elections but failing to form governments because of the toxic political environment Netanyahu has created.
  9. obits
    Conservative Megadonor Sheldon Adelson May Be the Last of His KindThe casino mogul, who has died at 87, typified the kingmaking role made possible by Citizens United.
  10. coronavirus
    Benjamin Netanyahu Reportedly Mistook Hallmark Show for Iran Pandemic FootageThe Israeli prime minister’s office doesn’t deny playing footage of Pandemic in a cabinet meeting.
  11. benjamin netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu Appears to Be Running Out of OptionsThough he should never be counted out, it’s increasingly difficult to imagine that the prime minister will retain power in Israel.
  12. foreign interests
    Israel’s Election Deadlock May Mean Netanyahu’s Luck Has Finally Run OutNeither the right wing nor the center-left has a clear path to a majority in the Knesset – and Netanyahu’s hold on power is now even shakier.
  13. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Limits of My ConservatismIn a healthy society, conservatives accept social change. Faced with bullying radicalism, they become reactionaries.
  14. israel
    By Barring Omar and Tlaib, Netanyahu Did BDS a Huge FavorCalling attention to Israel’s illiberalism and the congresswomen’s advocacy for Palestinian rights will increase support for BDS.
  15. power
    You Can Always Tell When Trump Is AfraidBy helping to ban Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from Israel, Trump has shown how much they threaten him.
  16. politics
    Israel Bars Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib From VisitingPresident Trump is enthusiastically onboard with this terrible decision.
  17. foreign interests
    The Jeffrey Epstein Scandal Has Even Spread to Israel’s ElectionWhy is Benjamin Netanyahu highlighting lesser rival Ehud Barak’s link to Epstein? Because the prime minister knows he needs every edge he can get.
  18. israel
    Netanyahu Wants to Name a Golan Heights Settlement After TrumpIf Netanyahu really wants to honor Trump, he could construct the settlements in the style of the real-estate magnate by ripping off contractors.
  19. israel elections
    Searching for a Ray of Hope After Netanyahu’s WinIntelligencer writers discuss whether Israeli politics need to get worse before they get better.
  20. world view
    Despite Netanyahu’s Apparent Win, Israel Faces Even More UncertaintyThe prime minister is still awaiting indictment, and his campaign promises, backed by Trump, may bring new instability to the region.
  21. international affairs
    Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank, Never Allow Palestinian State, If ReelectedThe embattled Israeli prime minister is pulling out all the far-right stops in a desperate, Trump-enabled attempt to get reelected.
  22. foreign interests
    Could a Looming Indictment Be the End of Benjamin Netanyahu?Weeks before Israel’s election, Netanyahu is set to face corruption charges. To hold onto power, he’s embracing extremists and crying “witch hunt.”
  23. foreign interests
    Netanyahu’s ‘Witch Hunt’ Broadcast May Offer a Preview of Trump’s TacticsWith indictments looming, Israel’s prime minister used a TV address to challenge his accusers. It’s a move that might be appealing to Trump, too.
  24. foreign interests
    Netanyahu’s Government Survives — But Maybe Not for LongThe prime minister thwarted a rebellion within his Cabinet, but Israel’s ultranationalist faction is still winning the long game.
  25. foreign interests
    Netanyahu Is No Longer Hawkish Enough for His Own GovernmentAfter agreeing to a cease-fire in Gaza, the prime minister is cast as a capitulating peacenik by his allies. Still, he’ll probably be reelected.
  26. foreign policy
    Trump’s Effort to Strong-Arm Palestinians Will Bring More Suffering, Not PeaceCutting aid and shuttering the PLO office aligns with Netanyahu’s plan to crush the Palestinian national movement, but will only prolong the conflict.
  27. jeremy corbyn
    Corbyn, Netanyahu Tangle Over Corbyn’s Involvement in Tribute to TerroristsThe accusations of anti-Semitism that have trailed the Labour Party aren’t going away anytime soon.
  28. foreign policy
    Trump Buys Netanyahu’s Bad Case for Abandoning the Iran DealThe Israeli prime minister’s alleged bombshell offered no evidence of Iranian noncompliance and ample reason to keep the nuclear agreement in place.
  29. israel
    Natalie Portman Explains Why She Declined to Travel to Israel for Award Ceremony“My decision not to attend the Genesis Prize ceremony has been mischaracterized by others. Let me speak for myself.”
  30. Bibi and the Christian Right Agree: Trump Is the New Cyrus the GreatNetanyahu gives his friend the president the great favor of reinforcing conservative Evangelical belief that Trump’s the supreme virtuous pagan.
  31. Bibi’s a Step Closer to the SlammerThe Israeli police have recommended he face charges on two counts of corruption. But the process could take a long while.
  32. mask on
    Immersive Theater Fan Benjamin Netanyahu Keeps Going to Sleep No MoreMaybe he’s just really into hanging out in the candy room.
  33. foreign policy
    Jared Kushner’s Road Map to NowherePutting his inexperienced son-in-law in charge of Mideast policy was a shocking act of nepotism by Trump. We’re starting to see the consequences.
  34. Trump’s Messy, Mostly Successful Israel VisitLet’s concede that the White House achieved all of its short-term objectives. But there are some ominous signs too.
  35. Trump Sent Alan Dershowitz to Tell Netanyahu ‘Time Is Ripe’ for Mideast PeaceThe president ran into the celebrity lawyer at Mar-a-Lago. Peace was talked and messages were sent.
  36. In Meeting With Netanyahu, Trump Says U.S. Won’t Insist On a Palestinian StateBreaking with decades of precedent, Trump suggests America is open to a one-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
  37. Trump Throws Curveball at Bibi, Urging No ‘Unilateral’ Action on SettlementsNobody knows why, but a “senior administration official” is telling Israelis the boss still wants a two-state solution and no trouble on settlements.
  38. The GOP’s Bibi-Centric Foreign PolicyAs Republicans overreact to the U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements, their unconditional support for Netanyahu is a rare point of unity.
  39. Kerry Delivers Eulogy for the Two-State SolutionWith Israel on the brink of abandoning a decades-old point of agreement, the outgoing secretary of State defends it one last time.
  40. Netanyahu Attacks Obama Over U.N. ResolutionHe’s looking forward to working with Trump.
  41. Obama Administration Says Netanyahu Broke Promise With New SettlementLast month, the United States pledged $38 billion in aid to the Israeli military.
  42. Bernie Sanders’s Surprising Platform PriorityThe senator’s push for greater deference to Palestinian interests reflects his party’s growing generational divide over the Jewish State.
  43. Herzog: We Must Not Be Seen As ‘Arab Lovers’The comment from Israel’s opposition leader illustrates the profound obstacles to peace in the region.
  44. Biden Gives Iran a Stern Talking-to After New Round of Missile TestsInitial reports claimed the missiles were inscribed with the words “Israel must be wiped out from.”
  45. U.S. Criticizes Israel’s West Bank PoliciesThe ambassador also suggested that the expansion of West Bank settlement calls Israel’s commitment to the two-state solution into question.
  46. EU to Label Goods Made in Israeli SettlementsIsrael is furious.
  47. Obama and Netanyahu Are Trying to Be Friends AgainThe president and the Israeli prime minister met face-to-face in the White House Monday.
  48. international intrigue
    Is Obama Being Too Hard on Netanyahu?Some Israelis say U.S. criticism of the prime minister’s preelection remarks has gone far enough.
  49. the national interest
    Netanyahu: Don’t Listen to My Explicit PromiseHis promise to block any Palestinian state has been cruelly manipulated by people who understand words.
  50. the national interest
    The Coming Transformation of the U.S.-Israel AllianceOne-staters on both sides rejoice. Two-staters rethink.
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