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  • Netanyahu won. At what cost?

    Netanyahu won. At what cost?
    In 2009, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu surprised many people by publicly embracing peace talks with the Palestinians, ending years of opposition to a two-state solution. Last year, those talks came close to an agreement...
  • Analysis: Why Netanyahu? It's more than just nationalism

    It's a mystery to many: Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign gained steam when he ruled out the creation of a Palestinian state, and he seems determined to continue settling occupied land with Jews. So why would Israelis again back policies that promise...
  • With last votes counted in Israel, parties jockey for position

    With last votes counted in Israel, parties jockey for position
    The last votes were counted Thursday in Israel’s election as political parties sent out feelers over joining Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s next government. Starting Sunday, President Reuven Rivlin will begin a round of consultations...
  • Key facts about Israel and its election system

    Key questions about Israel's March 17 general election: ___ WHAT'S AT STAKE? Voters will elect a 120-member parliament, or Knesset, Israel's 20th. Citizens vote for party lists, not individual candidates. Seats are allocated in the Knesset according to...
  • Netanyahu's tactics stymie peace hopes

    Netanyahu's tactics stymie peace hopes
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week got the re-election victory he sought by waging a last-ditch fear campaign. Now the world is right to ask: If a two-state solution is not the road map to achieving peace in the Middle East, Mr....
  • How did the polls in Israel get it so wrong?

    How did the pollsters get it so wrong? After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confounded predictions he could go down to defeat and instead scored a solid election win, some of those who conducted the opinion polls sought Wednesday to explain...
  • Israeli election results show victory for Netanyahu

    The final results from Israel's hard-fought election show a resounding victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party and place him in the best position to form the next government. With nearly all the votes counted, Likud...
  • Bibi's costly victory

    Bibi's costly victory
    Tuesday's elections in Israel saw Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu score a decisive victory that puts him in position to lead his country for another four years, but it came at the cost of a deeply divided society, a badly frayed relationship with the U....
  • Netanyahu's right -- Israel has no partner for peace

    To the editor: Forget about the hubris The Times displays in telling Israel what is good for its own self-interest. The Times is also wrong in stating that it's better to acknowledge difficulties in negotiating with the Palestinians as opposed to...
  • Amid bitter feelings, Netanyahu says he'll move quickly to form new government

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Wednesday to move quickly to form a rightist governing coalition after nearly complete vote totals showed he had won a decisive election victory. But the nature of the victory, after a campaign in...
  • Congressional Republicans emboldened by Israeli vote

    WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory all but guarantees more partisan rancor in Congress when it comes to efforts by the Obama administration to reach a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear activities and throws into doubt...