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The Plenary Hall during the swearing-in ceremony of the 24th Knesset, at the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, April 6, 2021. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL

Amid ongoing political deadlock, is it time for Israel to consider electoral reform?

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Israel held its fourth legislative election in the past two years on March 23, voting 120 members of Knesset (Parliament) into power as representatives of the 24th Knesset since the establishment of the State. According...
Israeli presidential candidate Reuven Rivlin speaks with the press as the parliament votes for the next Israeli president. June 10, 2014. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel gets ready for presidential elections

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The Knesset has begun preparations to elect President Reuven Rivlin’s successor. Rivlin’s term as president is slated to end on July 9, and according to law, elections for the next president must be held...
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Let Israelis overseas vote

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Hordes of Israelis showed up at voting stations across the country on Tuesday to determine the future of the state. Yet the number of people who voted could have and should have been far...
Israeli Defense Benny Gantz visits at the Jerusalem Municipality on November 10, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

‘This is an emergency’: Gantz presses left-wing bloc to unite against Netanyahu

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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday called on all the parties in the country’s left-wing bloc to unite to “get rid of” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the March 2021 elections. “This...
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Remembering Yitzhak Shamir

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As Israel enters its fourth election cycle in two years, it’s important to go down memory lane to see how we got to where we are. The late former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s granddaughter,...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement to the media concerning new elections from the Knesset in Jerusalem, Dec. 22, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel’s government collapses, forcing fourth elections in two years

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Israel’s government collapsed on Tuesday, forcing the Jewish state into yet another election—the fourth in the last two years. The government automatically dissolved on Tuesday at midnight after it failed to pass a budget for...
Right-wing activists and supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rally outside his residence in Jerusalem, Aug. 20, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Red-state Mizrahi Israelis don’t want liberal sympathy or solutions

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Liberal American Jews are generally confused when it comes to Israelis. On the one hand, they claim to have empathy and support for Jews of color. But in order to inflate the number of...
Right-wing activists and supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rally outside his residence in Jerusalem, Aug. 20, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Red-state Mizrahi Israelis don’t want liberal sympathy or solutions

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Liberal American Jews are generally confused when it comes to Israelis. On the one hand, they claim to have empathy and support for Jews of color. But in order to inflate the number of...
Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz and Yesh Atid charman Yair Lapid speak to supporters in Tel Aviv, ahead of the Israeli general elections, on Feb. 20, 2020. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Benny Gantz: ‘Yair Lapid can’t form a government, and he knows it’

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The Knesset still has not dispersed, and a date for the next election has not been set. But the turmoil in the anti-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu camp continued unabated and even intensified over the...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a vote on a bill to dissolve the Knesset, Dec. 2, 2020. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL.

Knesset moves towards dissolving unity government, possible new elections

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The Israeli Knesset passed a preliminary bill to dissolve the government, paving the way for a fourth round of elections within the last two years. The bill, which passed with 61 lawmakers voting in favor...