Israeli elections

'Mr. Security' Netanyahu discovers: security last thing on Israelis’ minds

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now discovering that with the raging pandemic and economic crisis, security is the last thing on Israelis’ minds.

Mazal Mualem | Israeli elections | oct. 21, 2020
al-monitor Naftali Bennett (L) speaks to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on March 4, 2020. Bennett has stolen Netanyahu's thunder on the coronavirus. Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images.

Israel’s Bennett in dilemma over his growing popularity

Current polls give the Yamina party and its leader Naftali Bennett excellent results, just three seats short of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud.

Ben Caspit | Israeli elections | oct. 20, 2020

Weary of Netanyahu, Benny Gantz delivers last ultimatum

Having lost all trust in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Benny Gantz has now delivered an ultimatum on the 2021 state budget.

Ben Caspit | Israeli elections | oct. 9, 2020

Israel’s Lapid fighting to leverage Netanyahu’s coronavirus failure

Yesh Atid leader and opposition chair Yair Lapid fails to leverage his energy and gain momentum, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is highly criticized over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mazal Mualem | Israeli elections | oct. 2, 2020

Could Netanyahu's attacks on law enforcement cost him his job?

For the first time since police began investigating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit held an internal consultation to consider whether the premier should be declared incapacitated and forced to step aside.

Ben Caspit | Israeli elections | sept. 11, 2020