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Israeli Justice Minister Gideon Saar speaks during a memorial ceremony marking 26 years since the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, at the Knesset, Oct. 18, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israeli right blasts ‘anti-Netanyahu’ bill

Israeli Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar on Tuesday released details of a bill that would ban anyone accused of crimes punishable by over three years in prison from forming a government. If passed, the proposed legislation,...
Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked attends the Jerusalem Post Conference, in Jerusalem, Oct. 12, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli interior minister opposes ‘anti-Netanyahu law’

Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked announced on Wednesday that she opposes newly proposed legislation that would prevent those under indictment from serving as prime minister. “I don’t think that the attorney-general should determine who is...
Sahar Ismail, Arab society adviser to Israel's education minister, was shot dead in his car in the Arab Israeli town of Rameh on Aug. 15, 2021. Source: Telegram.

Israeli education minister’s Arab affairs adviser shot dead in car

Israeli Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton’s Arab affairs adviser was gunned down in his car on Sunday outside his home in the Galilee village of Rameh. Sahar Ismail, 50, a member of the Druze community, also...
Then-Haifa District Prosecutor Amit Aisman during a conference at Haifa University, Nov. 23, 2017. Source: Youtube.

Israeli government approves appointment of permanent state prosecutor

Israeli Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar announced on Sunday that the government had approved the permanent appointment of Amit Aisman to the role of State Attorney. Aisman, a former Haifa District prosecutor whose two-month term as acting state...
Likud Party lawmaker May Golan speaks for the first time at the Plenary Hall at the Knesset in Jerusalem on May 14, 2019. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Likud MK compares Bennett, Sa’ar to ‘suicide bombers’

A Likud lawmaker on Sunday compared the leaders of Israel’s Yamina and New Hope parties to suicide bombers, saying that the fact they had burned their political bridges in the effort to oust Israeli...
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a press conference at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, on April 20, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Is Netanyahu responsible for this latest conflict?

As far as the many critics of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are concerned, there’s very little that goes wrong that can’t be attributed to what they consider to be his malevolent influence. Even...
New Hope Party head Gideon Sa'ar speaks during the conference of the Israeli Television News Company in Jerusalem on March 7, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

With Israeli coalition efforts underway, Likud sets sights on Gideon Sa’ar

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party efforts to cobble together a coalition so far coming up empty, party officials say that they plan to do everything they can to convince New Hope...
New Hope Party head Gideon Sa'ar speaks during the conference of the Israeli Television News Company in Jerusalem on March 7, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

‘I believe in our path and I’m fighting to the very end’

New Hope Party leader Gideon Sa’ar comes to Tuesday’s general election far from the position he’d hoped. He has dropped from second place in the polls at the start of the campaign, with nearly...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finance Minister Yair Lapid at a cabinet meeting on October 7, 2014. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL/Flash90.

The differences between Israel’s 2020 and 2021 elections

Israelis will head to the polls next week for the fourth parliamentary elections in two years. The voters will determine which of the 13 parties polling near the electoral threshold will enter the 120-member...
Former Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett attends the launch of the Yamina Party campaign, on Feb. 12, 2020. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Bennett nixes joining coalition led by Netanyahu or Lapid

Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett on Wednesday reiterated that he will not back Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or join the center-left bloc of Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid after the March 23 elections. With...