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Bibi Comes Back

Bibi’s Back: Netanyahu’s Coalition Conundrums

November 22, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

PM Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party looks set to pick up seats, but only from parties already part of his bloc – not from the pro-Netanyahu bloc (Image: IGPO/Flickr); while Opposition Leader Binyamin Netanyahu, despite trying to refocus this campaign on economics and the outgoing Government’s foreign policy performance, has again found his legal situation the main focus of this election (Image: Eddie Gerald/ Alamy Stock Photo)

To Bibi or Not to Bibi

October 26, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Far-right provocateur and Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir (Image: Twitter)

Mergers, splits and deals in Israel’s poll run-up

September 30, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Israeli President Isaac Herzog paved the way for the latest announcement with his visit to Turkey, and meeting with Turkish President Erdogan, in March (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Talking Turkey

August 30, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

For one year, Israel’s eight party “rainbow coalition” worked in surprisingly effective harmony (Image: Flickr)

Election #5 in Israel: A preview

August 3, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

The late A.B. Yehoshua: Renowned novelist and political provocateur (Image: Wikipedia)

Bilio File: Israel’s last literary lion

June 30, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Jerusalem today is a sprawling metropolis of 126 sq. km. and nearly a million residents (Image: Pinterest)

Capital growth

June 1, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett is scrambling to save his fraying coalition, but may well hold on for some time (Source: Flickr)

Israel’s improbable Coalition on a knife’s edge

May 3, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Israeli PM Bennett with Russian President Putin: Bennett has parlayed Israel’s strong relationships with both Moscow and Kyiv into a mediating role (Image: IGPO/Flickr)

Israel and Ukraine: A cautious approach

March 29, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Israeli PM Bennett with his Greek and Cypriot counterparts: Energy cooperation has brought Israeli ties with these countries to new heights (Credit: IGPO/ Flickr)

Israeli gas fuels energetic diplomacy

March 2, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu: Said to be considering their options (Credit: IGPO/ Ashernet)

A Bibi plea bargain?

February 3, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz arrives for a meeting with his Moroccan counterpart in Rabat (Credit: Ariel Hermoni/ Israel Defense Ministry)

Rabat season

December 15, 2021 | Amotz Asa-El