We all owe everything to our parents — Benjamin Netanyahu Three events that shaped the political worldview of Benzion Netanyahu (1910–2012) were directly connected with violence, murder, and death: a violent demonstration at Mount Scopus
The Politics of Resentment in Palestine, 1932–1935
The failure to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict for many years has often been attributed in significant part to the absence of trust in the sincerity of the other side and, more specifically, to the recalcitrant nature of the opponent. Analyses of past proposals and actual negotiations have pointed out missed opportunities, possibly the result of misperceptions or misunderstandings. Recent archival research, publications, and interviews regarding the Israeli protagonists reveal that actual deception, as distinct from ‘misperception’, may have been at play. The article examines this phenomenon as it has appeared since 1967 in six instances of Israeli government dealings with its own public and with the US or the international community, even in recent months, due primarily to an unwillingness to withdraw from the Occupied Territories or agree to enter serious negotiations for ending the conflict with the Palestinians.
Ehud Olmert, In Person [in Hebrew] (Tel Aviv: Yedioth Ahronoth Books, 2018), 896 pp. Hardback, $42.00.
Avi Gil, The Peres Formula: Diary of a Confidant [in Hebrew] (Modi’in: Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir, 2018), 368 pp. Hardback, $28.00.
Ehud Barak, My Country, My Life: Fighting for Israel, Searching for Peace (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2018), 496 pp. Hardback, $29.99.
Anshel Pfeffer, Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu (London: Hurst, 2018), 432 pp. Hardback, $36.95. Kindle, $19.99.
Yoram Peri and Paul L. Scham
contrast is worrying. Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud and head of the center-right camp in power, feared he would not succeed in obtaining a majority in the March 2020 elections and would not retain the premiership. What did he do? He approached the
Case Studies of Israel's Relations with Poland and Hungary
twenty-first century brought significant changes, globally and regionally, which impacted Israel's international stance and its relations with Europe. In 2009, Israel experienced a transition of power, as Benjamin Netanyahu began his historically long
A Comparative Analysis of the Party Spectrum in Israel, Hungary, and Poland
the current government is also said to undermine the Israeli state. Some of the proposed solutions to this problem relate directly to Benjamin Netanyahu, including the imposition of a two-term limit for the prime minister and suspending him or her in
Repercussions on French Foreign and Domestic Policy
statements issued by the United Kingdom, Germany, and France were less cautious. They were released on 9 and 10 July following phone calls with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. German Chancellor Angela Merkel referred only to the rocket attacks on
Democratic Theory in a Time of Defiance
Jean-Paul Gagnon and Emily Beausoleil
harnessed by patently undemocratic leaders. Donald Trump, along with other right-wing populists such as Rodrigo Duterte ( Curato 2016 ) and Benjamin Netanyahu, has styled himself, through his own actions, as one of “the deplorables” ( The Economist
led to a notable increase in its response to their claims. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held extensive discussions about the predicaments of IEO ( Israeli Prime Minister's Office 2015 ). The government drafted a comprehensive plan to handle the
and the more general dynamics of citizenship in Israel, since one of its aims is to reinforces Israel’s highly restrictive citizenship policy. Indeed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explicitly stated that one of the goals of the bill is to make it