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July 21, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Iran’s Political Crisis Far From Over

A leading Iranian expert, Shaul Bakhash, says a speech by former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and a call for a referendum by former President Mohammad Khatami have given new life to the opp…

May 8, 2012

Israel
The Reconstitution of Likud

On August 7, 2005, Israel’s Minister of Finance resigned his post in protest against Prime Minister Sharon’s plan to remove settlements and military bases from Gaza. That man was Benjamin Netanyahu. …

July 22, 2009

Iran
The Media Landscape in Iran

The crisis following Iran’s presidential vote cast a new light on the country’s hotly contested media space. A crackdown has limited independent reporting but other sources remain as channels for dis…

February 11, 2009

Israel
Israel’s Political System

A brief overview of the Israeli political system.

November 18, 2012

Israel
Ahmed Al-Jaabari, chief of the armed wing of Hamas, escorting Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing on October 18, 2011 (Farid/Courtesy Reuters). Voices From the Region: Israel, Hamas, Syria, Saudi Arabia

“This is a real declaration of war. The enemy will pay a heavy price for its crime and will regret the moment it thought of perpetrating it.” – Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for Hamas, in response to th…

January 23, 2013

Israel
Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party, addresses supporters in Tel Aviv after his party exceeded expectations in Israel's national election on January 22, 2013 (Awad/Courtesy Reuters). Israel’s 2013 Election: Lapid and the Perils of Third Parties

Israelis are still digesting the results of yesterday’s national elections, with Prime Minister Netanyahu, who fared much worse than anticipated, still likely to be tapped to form the next government…

July 18, 2012

Political Movements
Unsettled Times in Israel

As Israel’s governing coalition collapses, Syria unravels and a deal to halt Iran’s nuclear program remains elusive. CFR’s Elliott Abrams discusses the mood in Israel.

May 15, 2012

Israel
Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and newly appointed vice premier Shaul Mofaz attend the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on May 13, 2012 (Oded Balilty/Courtesy Reuters). Implications of Israel’s New National Unity Government

Israel’s political landscape was just redrawn last week with the surprise agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima party head Shaul Mofaz to form a new government rather than ho…

May 8, 2012

Israel
danin-netanyahu-mofaz-05082012 Israel’s Midnight Surprise

I just returned from Israel and the West Bank where I accompanied the Quartet Representative, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Israelis and Palesti…

May 10, 2012

United States
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and new Kadima head Shaul Mofaz give a joint press conferece on May 8, 2012 Middle East Matters This Week: Israel’s Surprise Unity Agreement, Further Disunity in Syria

Significant Middle East Developments Israel. In a move that caught virtually all Israelis by surprise, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced early Tuesday morning that he was forming a new uni…