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Weekly Highlight / October 21 / 2014

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A new country: a view from the Left

by Jo-Ann Mort | October 20, 2014

Jerusalem, January 25. The gloomy narrative that Israel’s soul had been captured by the settlers and the ideological right-wing has been broken. The Left is back. This election was a failure for the sitting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his young guard in the Likud, especially Education Minister Gideon Saar and Environment Minister Gilad Erdan, both of whom took leading roles in the campaign. It was an astounding success for former journalist Yair Lapid and his centrist Yesh Atid party,...

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Book Review | Israel and the World Powers: Diplomatic Alliances and International Relations beyond the Middle East
by Jacob Eriksson

This volume comes at a particularly interesting time for Israel. The most recent war in Gaza has claimed the lives of over 2,100 Palestinians –...

Can the new Knesset fix the old problems?
by Tal Harris

The chances of the new Knesset fulfilling its promise of ‘new politics’ will depend upon its ability to get rid of the old occupation, argues...

Hezbollah as a Criminal Organisation
by Matthew Levitt

The radical Shiite Lebanese organisation Hezbollah may be best known for its armed activities, but it also runs one of the largest and most sophisticated...

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