Israeli elections

Inconclusive polls: No clear-cut Netanyahu challenger

In the March 23 elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the clear favorite — but against whom?

Mazal Mualem | Israeli elections | Mar 4, 2021
al-monitor Sara Netanyahu and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thank supporters at the Likud party after vote celebrations, Tel Aviv, Israel, March 03, 2020. Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images.

The Israel-Russia-Syria deal: Cost, beneficiaries and future deals

As Israel and Syria conclude a deal on the return of an Israeli woman from Syria, questions arise regarding the cost and what the future of such transactions with Russian mediation should be.

Micky Aharonson | Russia in Syria | Mar 1, 2021
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Desperate right parties court Israeli-Arab electorate

With so many parties splitting ahead of the March elections, even right-wing politicians are visiting Arab towns and villages in the hope of getting some votes there.

Afif Abu Much | Israeli elections | Mar 1, 2021
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Benny Gantz fighting for his political life

Although officers who served with Benny Gantz — currently Israel's defense minister — when he was the Israel Defense Forces chief of staff are urging him to drop out of the upcoming March elections, the head of the Blue and White party is not about to surrender.

Ben Caspit | Israeli elections | Feb 26, 2021
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Netanyahu mourns Limbaugh, pushes for confrontational path over US-Iran talks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushes for a confrontational approach vis-a-vis Washington on relaunching talks with Iran, while Defense Minister Benny Gantz favors dialoguing with the Americans.

Ben Caspit | Israeli elections | Feb 19, 2021
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