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Mar 7, 2021, 11:02 PM
International Women's Day
No one since Golda: Woman politicians in Israel and beyond
A look at the numbers for International Women's Day: Just 9% of all cabinet ministers have been women. None were ministers of finance or defense
Jul 2, 2020, 11:33 AM
Ireland finally has a government! (And Israel should be envious)
A tale of two unity governments: Israel's coalition agreement is all about forcing the parties to live up to the deal. Ireland's is all about policy.
May 12, 2020, 12:07 PM
The extravagant size of Israel’s new government: No justification whatsoever
The establishment of the Netanyahu-Gantz government required many compromises that are ethically questionable and are potentially damaging to the institutional foundations of the Israeli regime. Some can be tolerated as the price that has to be paid in order...
Mar 30, 2020, 3:03 PM
A jumbo-size government? Now? Really?
Reports of a 30- to 34-minister cabinet in the works beg for a public outcry: Costly, inefficient and divisive is not what we need today
Aug 6, 2019, 2:55 PM
What will the new Knesset look like?
Now that the candidate lists for the September elections are closed, we can sketch the profile of Israel’s new team of parliamentarians
Jun 26, 2019, 9:36 AM
Don’t mock parties’ internal democracy
It’s easy to poke fun at party elections, but do we really want 120 MKs who are chosen by their party leaders?
May 26, 2019, 3:10 PM
What if Netanyahu fails to form a coalition?
If the PM can't cobble together a majority government by Wednesday, Israel could find itself heading to new elections
Apr 17, 2019, 10:47 AM
Israel should reduce the number of Cabinet ministers and executive ministries
As talks begin toward the formation of a new government, potential coalition partners are once again engaged in how to divide the “cake” and there are already rumors that the government will have around 25 ministers. This is an...
Feb 5, 2019, 11:59 AM
Israeli politics is still a (mostly) boys’ club at the top
Despite record numbers in the Knesset, few females hold senior government posts -- their absence leaves Israel worse off
Jan 15, 2019, 3:40 PM
The illusion of political stability under Netanyahu
Despite a solid decade with the same prime minister, other cabinet posts have switched hands at alarming rates
Prof. Ofer Kenig is a researcher in the Israel Democracy Institute and a Senior Lecturer in Ashkelon Academic College. He recently co-authored the book, "From Party Politics to Personalized Politics."