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  • Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government

    After a strong performance in last week's parliamentary election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be cruising toward forming a new government of hard-line and religious parties. But in the smoke-and-mirrors world of Israeli politics, a centrist...
  • AP Analysis: Is Israel democratic? Not so clear

    Is Israel a democracy? The answer is not so straightforward, and it increasingly matters given the diplomatic fallout over hardliner Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election last week. The displeasure felt in some quarters over his win has placed front and...
  • Top Obama aide: US can't ignore Netanyahu's comments

    President Barack Obama's chief of staff rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attempts to distance himself from his comments rejecting Palestinian statehood, telling an Israel advocacy group Monday that the U.S. can't just overlook what...
  • Netanyahu allies urge Obama to respect Israeli election outcome

    JERUSALEM Israeli officials called on the U.S. to accept the results of last week's election amid signs President Barack Obama may shift policy in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory. Disputes should be resolved through "diplomatic...
  • U.S. doubts on Netanyahu could lead to 'other steps' in pursuit of peace

    JERUSALEM �� The U.S. ambassador to Israel said on Israeli radio Sunday that if it's impossible to reach a negotiated peace deal with the Palestinians as long as Benjamin Netanyahu is prime minister, a question arises: "If negotiations are...
  • For liberal Israelis, Netanyahu's win is a reality check

    Israeli liberals woke up after national elections with a demoralizing feeling: Most of the country, in a deep and possibly irreversible way, does not think like they do. There had been a sense of urgency among moderate Israelis, and even an ounce of...
  • Peace will come eventually but likely not in our time

    Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are dead because Netanyahu has declared there will be no Palestinian state while he is Israel's prime...
  • Trudy Rubin: In Israel, fear-mongering secures win

    Israelis are attributing Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu's surprise election triumph to the fact that he ran a "gevalt" campaign. The Yiddish word gevalt is the equivalent of "Help!" a cry for rescue at a critical time. And facing a possible defeat as voting...
  • No peace in Middle East now or even soon

    No peace in Middle East now or even soon
    Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are now dead because Netanyahu has declared that there will be no Palestinian state while he is Israel'...
  • Netanyahu reverses on Palestinian statehood; White House fumes

    JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fresh from a victory in Israel's elections, tried Thursday to walk back a campaign statement that no Palestinian state would be established on his watch, saying he still endorsed a two-state solution to the...
  • Netanyahu's tough rhetoric sparks discussion of US-Israel 'shared values'

    WASHINGTON For years, American politicians have waxed poetic about the "shared values" of the United States and Israel ideals that typically aren't spelled out but usually are taken to mean the basic tenets of Western democracy. That time-worn phrase...