Our Guide to the Israeli Elections


Israel's incoming Supreme Court President Esther Hayut delivers a speech during her swearing-in ceremony at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, Oct. 26, 2017. (photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Supreme Court’s new head gets chilly welcome

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

The tense inauguration ceremony for new Chief Justice Esther Hayut was a sign of things to come, with subtle threats and promises haunting the festive televised event.

Can Meretz Party change Israeli left?

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

With Labor head Avi Gabbay veering to the right, Meretz faces both handicaps and opportunities leading the center-left political bloc.

Bibi, King of Swing!

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Some parts of the press dubbed him King Bibi, but these elections are a resounding vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, writes Ben Caspit.

Israeli Elections: Apathy in Gaza, Apprehension in West Bank

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

While Gaza seems to ignore the Israeli elections, Palestinian leaders in the West Bank worry about the emergence of a right-wing coalition government, writes Shlomi Eldar.

Robocalls Playing Bigger Role In Israeli Elections

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

Mazal Mualem presents the 2013 model of Israeli elections, where the digital world has driven out the old world of billboards and speeches on town squares.   

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