Upcoming Vote Has Huge Implications for Israel’s Future

703346_10151355490224532_1208902426_oJonathan Bernis,
President and CEO of Jewish Voice

Next week voters across Israel head to the polls to select the next Prime Minister and Knesset to lead the Jewish state. Though Prime Minister Netanyahu is widely expected to be re-elected, there is a good deal of uncertainty regarding the makeup of the new Knesset. Israel’s parliamentary system, unlike here in the United States, features numerous political parties. In fact the last Knesset had representatives from 18 different parties! (more…)

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Tensions Between Washington and Jerusalem Break Into Open View

It is no secret that the relationship between U.S. President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been strained. The two men reportedly do not trust each other, and the tension between their differing objectives has only increased the divide. The most central issue is the one posed by Iran’s nuclear program. The recent NIE (National Intelligence Estimate) report from Washington revealed that Iran is making much more rapid progress in their nuclear work than had previously been thought. (more…)