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Succeeding Bibi?

The die is cast. One short, and seemingly technical, statement has launched the struggle for Binyamin Netanyahu’s political estate. 

Bibi’s very bad day

In the summer of 1982 a little-known marketing executive arrived at the Israeli embassy in Washington and assumed his new position as deputy ambassador. He thus launched a remarkable political career that in due course included 13 years as prime minister, more than any of Israel’s 12 other prime ministers. 

Netanyahu’s Quest for 61

It’s less than a month to Israel’s election, so maybe it’s time to play the game “How Binyamin Netanyahu Loses.” In July, he surpassed David Ben-Gurion to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. After September 17, it could be all over. Well, could it?

Elect, Rinse and Repeat

Israel has never before had two general elections in the same year. Every Knesset up until this one has served for more than two years

India/Israel ties look promising in Modi’s second term

Responsible for improved relations with Israel, India's PM Narendra Modi has just been elected for a second term. Israel should expect continued cooperation, especially in the fields of technology, agriculture, weaponry and counter-terrorism efforts.

After close election, Netanyahu set to form next Israeli government

Israel's election is over, and despite the fact that the two largest parties, Likud and Blue and White, finished with only a one-seat difference, it looks virtually certain the incumbent PM Binyamin Netanyahu will form Israel's next government. This Update follows up with some expert analysis of what the result means and its implications for the future. 

Ahron Shapiro comments on Netanyahu indictment – Channel 7 News report

AIJAC's Ahron Shapiro appeared in a Channel 7 News (Melbourne) report on the pending indictment of Israeli PM Netanyahu, 1 March 2019.

Indictments announced against Netanyahu

Six weeks out from the April 9 polling day, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelbilt announced Benjamin Netanyahu could face charges relating to bribery and fraud in three separate cases.

Views and analysis on the Netanyahu indictment decision

This Update is devoted to analysis and opinion on the announcement by Israeli Attorney-General Avishai Mandelblit that he intends to indict Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for fraud, bribery and breach of trust in three criminal cases, pending a hearing.

Understanding Israel’s chaotic election campaign: AIJAC’s guide to the fast-changing political...

AIJAC’s quick guide to recent political developments in Israel