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‘Nationality Law’ defining Israel as a Jewish state passes first reading in Knesset
The bill seeks to firmly assert that Israel is a Jewish state, enshrining the state’s symbols and the designation of Jerusalem as its capital, and assigning Hebrew as the country’s official language.
Poll: Netanyahu’s Likud Party to surge if new elections held
Despite ongoing investigations against the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party would receive an additional four parliamentary mandates if elections are called.
Likud, climbing in polls, is projected to win 32 seats
A Channel 10 News poll projects a strong showing for Netanyahu’s Likud Party if general elections were held today, with Yesh Atid coming in No. 2 with 21 Knesset seats. The same poll predicts 13 seats for Joint Arab List, compared to 12 for the Zionist Union.
Likud insiders rally behind Netanyahu, ruling out his resignation
Ariel Ben Solomon
Amid ongoing corruption probes, Likud is standing firmly behind the Israeli prime minister.
Netanyahu channeling his inner Trump?
Israeli public supports Netanyahu; Likud activists see him retaining power
Ariel Ben Solomon
Call it the Trump effect. Just as President Donald Trump overcame the media and left-wing establishment to win the election despite his bluster and personal baggage, so, too, is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defying the odds in Israel.
New York Times accuses Israel of ‘annexation’ and ‘apartheid’ over political moves
At the start of 2018, a purportedly emboldened Israeli right initiated political measures that seemingly enhance Israel’s sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. While the mainstream press, led by The New York Times, branded the moves as “annexation” and “apartheid,” legal expert Avi Bell told JNS that the Israeli initiatives are almost entirely symbolic and have “no meaningful legal consequences.”
Israel’s emerging ‘liberal nationalist’ figure
JNS sits down with Dr. Yoaz Hendel - a former director of public diplomacy for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—to discuss his perspective on politics, the prime minister and the future of Israel.