Small Vote, Great Power: Rabbi Tau, Avi Maoz, the Noam Party and the Threat to Equal Rights in Israel

By Daniel Goldman
About a half a million Israelis voted for the ‘Religious Zionist’ slate which made the three parties that... Read more > January 2023

The Progressive Friend of Israel in the era of Ben Gvir: Prospects and Tasks

By Jack Omer-Jackaman
Jack Omer-Jackaman argues that this is a perfect opportunity to prove the truth of what progressive friends of... Read more > December 2022

Lessons from Germany’s Social Democrats for the Israeli Labor Party

By Kira Lewis
Kira Lewis believes the Israeli Labor Party can learn some lessons from a historic social democratic party that... Read more > December 2022

Judicial Reform and the Implications for Israeli Democracy

By Suzie Navot
In this edited transcript of her conversation with BICOM Director Richard Pater, Vice-President of Research at the Israel... Read more > November 2022

'Politically homeless': Yamina voters tell their story

By Calev Ben-Dor
Calev Ben-Dor talks to former Yamina supporters to understand their views on the Bennett-Lapid government and voting considerations... Read more > November 2022

Opinion | Israel’s electoral crisis ends but the struggle for its soul goes on

By Toby Greene
Toby Greene is a former deputy editor of Fathom and author of Blair, Labour & Palestine: Conflicting Views on Middle... Read more > November 2022

Opinion | The Scapegoating of Yair Lapid

By Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson is the editor of Fathom. ‘God’ said Mark Twain, ‘is the most popular scapegoat for our... Read more > November 2022

Opinion | This defeat feels different. It feels fundamental. Now we must fight for the country we love

By Paul Gross
Paul Gross fears this will be the first coalition in Israeli history where a majority of its members... Read more > November 2022

Fine margins and the Israeli Election – three that will determine the result

By Calev Ben-Dor
As Israelis head to the polls for the fifth time in less than four years, and with little... Read more > October 2022

The Rise of Itamar Ben Gvir

By Calev Ben-Dor
In the March 2020 elections Itamar Ben Gvir’s Jewish Power party was shunned by other right wingers and... Read more > September 2022

The political odyssey of Ayman Odeh

By Calev Ben-Dor
What took Ayman Odeh, the young Arab politician who rose to prominence before the 2015 elections and was... Read more > May 2022

Opinion | Israel voted for change, but that’s only the beginning of the story

By Toby Greene
During Benjamin Netanyahu’s first premiership in the late 1990s, his crisis-driven leadership style led British Ambassador David Manning... Read more > March 2021

Mansour Abbas: Islamist Kingmaker of Israeli politics

By Calev Ben-Dor
Arab political parties have become central players in Israeli politics. But how has a young dentist turned politician... Read more > March 2021

Israel Election Special | Eight Israelis explain their vote

By Fathom Editors
Next Tuesday, 23 March, Israelis will go to the polls for the fourth time in two years. Slowly emerging... Read more > March 2021

Israel Election 2021 | 'Why I am voting for the Joint List'

By Guli Dolev-Hashiloni
At first glance, it may seem like these elections – like the previous three – concern one topic:... Read more > March 2021

Israel Election 2021 | 'Why I am voting for Yamina'

By Shraga Alweiss
The Israeli public approaches these elections battered and bruised. Quite simply, there have been too many failed attempts... Read more > March 2021

Israel Election 2021 | 'Why I am voting for the Likud'

By Fleur Hassan-Nahoum
The main reason I am voting Likud in this election is because two years ago after years of... Read more > March 2021

Israel's political system is broken. Here is how to fix it.

By Yohanan Plesner
As Israelis head to the polls for the fourth time in two years, Yohanan Plesner, President of the... Read more > March 2021

Israel Election 2021 | 'Why I am (reluctantly) voting for Meretz'

By Ittay Flescher
As an Israeli with progressive values who believes in seeing equality for all people who live in this... Read more > March 2021

Israel Election 2021 | 'Why I am voting for Yisrael Beytenu'

By Oded Forer
These elections are about the future of the State of Israel. Not just some theoretical conceptualisation of where... Read more > March 2021

Israel Election 2021 | 'Why I am voting for New Hope'

By Emmanuel Navon
The fact that Israel has experienced four snap elections within two years is not the outcome of a... Read more > March 2021

Israel Election 2021 | 'Why I am voting for Yesh Atid'

By Terry Newman
The big ideological battle of the day is Centrism vs the rest. Centrism not as the middle point... Read more > March 2021

Opinion | Will the Israeli electorate like Cakeism?

By Calev Ben-Dor
On the one hand, Yamina are increasingly described as Kingmakers. On the other hand, the party's ambiguity could... Read more > February 2021

Opinion | The King's Gambit: Will Bibi's bet work?

By Calev Ben-Dor
Fathom Deputy Editor Calev Ben-Dor argues that the election results might come down to whether Benjamin Netanyahu wins... Read more > February 2021

Let us be Social Democrats. There is a way back for the Israeli Labour Party.

By Tal Harris
Tal Harris is a member of the central committee of the Israeli Labour Party and was among the... Read more > May 2020

Third Time Lucky, the Crown Still Belongs to King Bibi

By Jack Omer-Jackaman
Those disappointed by the seeming victory of the Likud leader in the 2 March 2020 elections should take... Read more > March 2020

The UK Election 2019 | Antisemitism is not the preserve of the left. This right-wing victory carries its own dangers...

By Sacha Ismail
Sacha Ismail is a supporter of the Alliance for Workers' Liberty, a small radical socialist group which has... Read more > December 2019

The UK Election 2019 | In Stoke North, Labour voters saw Corbyn as a wrong ‘un

By Jane Ashworth
Jane Ashworth is a Labour councillor in Stoke and the co-founder of Engage, the anti-racist campaign against left... Read more > December 2019

The UK Election 2019 | The roots of left antisemitism go deeper than Corbynism. They lie in the fatal partnership...

By Peter Mason
Peter Mason is the National Secretary of the Jewish Labour Movement, and a Labour Councillor in the London... Read more > December 2019

The UK Election 2019 | Corbyn’s legacy is that political antisemitism has re-entered the British mainstream

By David Hirsh
David Hirsh, author of Contemporary Left Antisemitism argues that Corbyn’s movement has left behind many thousands of people... Read more > December 2019

The UK Election 2019 | Britain has escaped political paralysis. To do the same, Israel must dislodge Netanyahu

By Toby Greene
In 2019 both the UK and Israel have been politically paralysed. Like or loathe Boris Johnson, Thursday’s election... Read more > December 2019

Opinion | Is Ehud Barak National Saviour or False Messiah?

By Calev Ben-Dor
Ehud Barak has the energy, the venom and the gravitas to hurt Netanyahu in a way no other... Read more > July 2019