Final election results have again revealed Israel’s deeply polarized electorate. Last week, Israelis went to the polls for the fourth time in two years, perhaps to bring to an end the current political stalemate.
Sixteen years after they last went to the voting booth, Palestinians will have another chance to choose their legislative and executive leaders.
The incoming Biden administration is likely to face a series of domestic and international challenges as it attempts to steer away from the policies of the past four years.
Following the normalization deals with the UAE and Bahrain, regional observers have turned their attention to the possibility of a further thawing of relations between Israel and its neighbors, even going so far as to suggest that Saudi Arabia and Lebanon
Last week’s signing at the White House of the so-called “Abraham Accords” by Bahrain, the UAE and Israel has elicited a number of responses from regional observers and editorials.
Israel and Hamas spent much of last month in a tit-for-tat cycle of violence that ended just as quickly as it started.
The Israeli government has recently come under pressure for its handling of the COVID-19 epidemic, as it faces a second wave of infections leading to mandatory restrictions.
On June 12, UAE ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba authored an op-ed warning the Israeli government against moving forward with its annexation plans, while offering the possibility of a normalization of ties between Israel and its Arab neighb
More than fifty years since the end of the 1967 war and the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, the prospects for a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel seem as remote as ever.