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Israeli President Herzog’s primetime address to the nation on Feb. 12 (screenshot)

Herzog’s moment?

February 24, 2023 | Amotz Asa-El

Netanyahu and Deri (right and centre), both of whom face legal troubles, sit alongside Justice Minister Yariv Levin (left), the author of controversial proposed judicial reforms, at a cabinet meeting (Image: IGPO/Flickr)

Courting Controversy

January 27, 2023 | Amotz Asa-El

Bezalel Smotrich – the controversial politician set to be Israel’s next treasurer (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

The financial trials of Bezalel Smotrich

December 16, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

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Bibi’s Back

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