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Israeli Justice Minister Yariv Levin announcing the Government’s controversial judicial reforms package, which launched a massive wave of protests (Image: screenshot)

New Year, new political uncertainty in Israel

August 29, 2023 | Amotz Asa-El

Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant with his Azerbaijani counterpart Zakir Hasanov in Baku (Image: Embassy of Israel, Azerbaijan)

Baku to the Future?

August 4, 2023 | Amotz Asa-El

Netanyahu and his cabinet: The PM would likely prefer to lower the heat on judicial reform but is under pressure from Coalition hardliners (Image: GPO/ Flickr)

Israel’s Judicial Reform Crisis Reignites

June 29, 2023 | Amotz Asa-El

Israeli diplomacy is a 75-year story of massive achievements – yet final victory in the quest for legitimacy remains elusive (Image: Shutterstock)

Israel’s diplomatic achievements at 75

May 2, 2023 | Amotz Asa-El

The anti-judicial reform rallies continue every week, with huge numbers (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Reaching a crescendo

March 27, 2023 | Amotz Asa-El

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