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The options for a ruling coalition

The final results of the Sept. 17 elections establish that no candidate or party has a straightforward path to forming a governing coalition of at least 61 lawmakers in the 120-member Knesset.

Insider’s guide to the Israeli elections

As Israelis head to the polls today (September 17) for the second time in five months, here’s a quick guide to follow activity in Israel’s various political parties since April’s election as well how they have framed their campaigns.

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?

Ten wildcards which could decide the election

Elections are always unpredictable, and all the more so in Israel. As Golda Meir famously once quipped to American President Richard Nixon, “You are the president of 150 million Americans; I am the prime minister of six million prime ministers.” 

The Re-Election

Israeli politics has never felt so boring. A mere five months after electing their lawmakers, Israeli voters will be returning to the same polling stations where they will again face pretty much the same political candidates contesting the same political issues

Israel Election Watch

Final lists of parties and candidates must be submitted to the Israeli Elections Central Committee by Aug. 1, and discussions are ongoing about potential mergers. 

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.

Fringe Dwellers

Numerous smaller parties were running for election on both the left and the right and in the both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Here is our look at the election performance of the fringe parties of Australian politics

Netanyahu’s re-election was Israel’s liberal democracy in action

The re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been described by some of his critics as a blow to democracy, or as evidence of Israel’s progression towards becoming an ‘illiberal democracy’.

Eurovision and the Greens’ green light for BDS

With all the excitement about Australia being in the Eurovision grand final, it’s worth recalling that last May, Lee Rhiannon, a Greens senator at the time, pressured then SBS managing director Michael Ebeid to drop its broadcast because it would be held in Tel Aviv and therefore “could impact on Palestinians”.