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Naftali Bennett

Why Israel (Sort of) Misses the Iran Deal

Israel (Sort of) Misses the Iran Deal

Earlier this year, Israeli military intelligence ruled out the chances of any new deal including Iran’s malign regional activity and of Iranian missile development as extremely unlikely — contrary to demands still aired periodically by certain Israeli officials and U.S. analysts. Today, albeit not widely publicized, in Israeli eyes the nuclear issue should be completely decoupled from the regional dimension, lest it create more bargaining power for Tehran.

Is Israel’s ‘Government of Change’ More of the Same?

Is Israel’s ‘Government of Change’ More of the Same?

Israel’s so-called government of change pledged to avoid controversial issues to ensure that the coalition remains afloat. But Israel’s settlement lobby has settled deeper and more irrevocably into the heart of power.

How Benjamin Netanyahu’s Former Vassals Dethroned “King Bibi”

How Benjamin Netanyahu’s Former Vassals Dethroned “King Bibi”

The very political figures that Israel’s longest-serving prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu nurtured and elevated conspired to end his reign. They did so, not out of ideological resolve, but out of exasperation that Netanyahu’s last days were following the Trump playbook.

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