A month since the formation of the new Israeli government, PM Naftali Bennett’s path forward appears as uncertain as ever.
Fellow, Middle East Policy Council
After more than a week of fighting, Israeli forces and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip agreed to a cease-fire.
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.