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Likud tells its right-wing allies it will not support amending Right of Return to bar citizenship for grandchildren of Jews

ARUTZ SHEVA Likud refusing to back changes to Right of Return November 30, 2022 The Likud has informed its right-wing allies that it will not support a proposed amendment to the Right of Return, Reshet Bet reported Wednesday morning. Following the … Continue reading

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“With all the ballots tallied following Israel’s national election on Tuesday, Netanyahu will control not just the largest party in the Knesset, but is poised to return to power leading a 64-strong majority bloc of his religious and right-wing allies in the 120-member Knesset”

JERUSALEM POST Israel voted for Netanyahu, Ben-Gvir. Let them govern Editorial Board November 3, 2022 Israel went to the polls on Tuesday and in rather uncharacteristic fashion rendered a clear decision: Benjamin Netanyahu. No hung jury this time, no tie, … Continue reading

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“The prospect of not only a victory for Netanyahu and Likud, but the formation of a government with a prominent role for the Religious Zionist Party and one of its controversial leaders, Itamar Ben-Gvir, is enough to set the hair of Democrats and the foreign-policy establishment on fire’

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS) Biden shouldn’t try to ‘save’ Israeli democracy Jonathan S. Tobin November 3, 2022 …But the rise of Smotrich and Ben-Gvir is a natural consequence of the failure of the current government to adequately address … Continue reading

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“Heads of merged Yamina and Derech Eretz say they will shoot for a unity government that includes both Netanyahu-led Likud and center-left, but not Arabs”

TIMES OF ISRAEL Beleaguered right-wing leaders Shaked and Hendel unite as Zionist Spirit party Carrie Keller-Lynn July 27, 2022 Vowing to reach across the aisle but not cooperate with Arab parties, Ayelet Shaked relaunched the right-wing Yamina party Wednesday, joining … Continue reading

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“Naftali Bennett is the first kippah-clad prime minister in Israel’s history but he got there by betraying principle for position, which is why he is the most hated politician in Israel among his spurned former allies in the religious bloc”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS) Bennett and the Religious Zionist elite by Caroline Glick July 2, 2021 The biggest media story of the week in Israel was the fall of the town of Evyatar in Samaria. Evyatar is located … Continue reading

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“According to report, if Netanyahu would let Bennett go first in a rotation, it would be on the condition that Netanyahu serve as alternate prime minister and remain in the Prime Minister’s Residence”

JERUSALEM POST Netanyahu denies rumors he will give job to Bennett by Gil Hoffman April 10, 2021 A report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will offer his job to Yamina leader Naftali Bennett first in a rotation or hold a … Continue reading

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PM’s Likud projected to win 30-32 seats, and to clinch 60 along with declared and potential partners; 51% don’t want him as PM, but he’s still far more popular than his challengers

JERUSALEM POST Israel Elections: Likud lead grows, as Sa’ar keeps falling – poll by Gil Hoffman March 19, 2021 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud’s lead over other parties hit a new peak on Thursday in the final Panels Research poll … Continue reading

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“There’s a cruel irony to this election: To win, each leader must cannibalize his own camp. But go too far and you hand the election to the other side”

TIMES OF ISRAEL In final push, Netanyahu and Lapid turn on their own camps by Haviv Rettig Gur March 10, 2021 …Two months ago, Netanyahu’s Likud was running an upbeat campaign focused on the vaccination campaign and national unity, a … Continue reading

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“The new coalition handcuffs its rival blocks into near paralysis. Perhaps this will usefully restrain Israel’s raging political fevers”

JERUSALEM POST Can Netanyahu, Gantz work together in a straightjacket government? by David M. Weinberg April 24, 2020 The Israeli “emergency” and “unity” government that will supposedly be confirmed by the Knesset sometime in May is the screwiest doohickey ever … Continue reading

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“In what Freud might have analyzed as a classic case of the narcissistic wound run amok, the Never Netanyahus fell victim to a kind of collective insanity rooted in their own sense of virtuous entitlement”

TABLET MAG Bibi, King of Israel by Liel Leibovitz March 27, 2020 After 24 hours that would have filled several seasons of a great Netflix political drama, the once and future prime minister of the State of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, … Continue reading

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