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Mar 4, 2016, 11:57 PM
What do Donald and Bibi have in common that their voters don’t?
I know what you are thinking after reading this title. The comparison is outrageous, you might say. PM Netanyahu is much more of a diplomat than Trump. Bibi knows how to measure his words (well, most of the time,...
Feb 2, 2016, 9:44 PM
Labels are labels, aren’t they?
The transparency law that is in the process of being approved by the Knesset will force all representatives from Israeli NGOs with the majority of their funding coming from foreign governmental entities to wear a tag while they are...
Oct 20, 2015, 7:12 PM
Is this the end of the two-state solution (as we know it)?
The moderate, democratic approach of 'one person, one vote,' favored by PA youth, ends the State of Israel
Aug 1, 2015, 12:53 AM
The Altalena of 2015: Mr. Netanyahu, tear down those walls
Sixty-seven years ago, in June 1948, when the State of Israel was only a month old, Prime Minister David Ben Gurion ordered to the recently formed Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to confiscate the weapons on the Altalena. The Altalena,...
Jul 17, 2015, 5:12 AM
You can’t have the cake and eat it…unless you are Bibi and you call the Labor party
And here we are again, watching a movie we’ve watched in the past. A movie in which the Labor party comes to the rescue of a weak government in order to strengthen the very same opponent they were the...
Jul 12, 2015, 6:11 PM
If a bad deal with Iran is signed, Israelis should blame only one person
For six years, Israelis have lived under governments led by PM Binyamin Netanyahu. In four electoral campaigns he has prioritized security and the need to stop Iran advancement toward nuclear weapons, promising Israel will be safe if he is...
Dec 10, 2014, 7:14 PM
The Strength of our Democracy
Israel is one of the most dynamic countries in the world, but also, in some ways, a very predictable one. Every three years, on average, we go to an election; every two years we have a war; and every...
Mar 23, 2013, 2:56 PM
Turkey and Israel: the difference between the right and the smart
Apologizing to Turkey for military operational mistakes of the Mavi Marmara was the right thing to do. The need to reestablish diplomatic ties with our best friend in the region is a no brainer. The debate on whether we had...
Nov 8, 2012, 1:13 AM
Five reasons Obama’s reelection is good for Israel
For Israelis, these American elections have been somewhat controversial. The candidates themselves spent airtime and delivered countless speeches meant to address why they are a better friend of Israel than the other. Now, with the results of the US elections...
Oct 26, 2012, 1:55 AM
Why Israel needs a Zionist center-left bloc party
If there is something we can learn from Netanyahu, it's that political alliances can win elections
Dany Bahar is a fellow in the Brookings Institute in Washington DC. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.