Both leaders have castigated their democratic opposition as dangerous extremists.
The relationship between Israel and American Jews is too important to allow problems to fester without being seriously addressed.
Despite the big talk, the Israeli military and Netanyahu, who ultimately make the decisions, have been very reluctant to take action that will lead to an all-out war.
Instead of focusing on true challenges, Israel repeatedly responds to problems of its own making.
The Trump administration's need for public bombastic declarations instead of quiet diplomacy is wreaking havoc across the globe.
The Jewish year of 5778 has been a remarkable one - but even as Israelis profess overwhelming satisfaction with their lives, fewer and fewer believe peace with Palestinians is on the horizon.
Netanyahu is declaring we are embattled—and that means we cannot allow too much dissent.
It is up to Israel to develop a strategy that will bring medium-term peace to southern Israel.
What I, and many in the Israeli public, did not take into account was the reaction of Israel's non-Jewish minorities to this bill.
They may seem like good bedfellows, but Putin and Trump both pose major problems for Israel's image.
Thousands of Syrian refugees are camping out close to the Israeli border, under the assumption Assad won't attack so close to Israel's domain.
Netanyahu announced Israel's per capita GDP had risen to $42,115—ranking Israel 24th in the world.
Between protests in Gaza, arson kites, a cancelled game with Argentina and an enormous Pride parade, Israel remains a study in contradictions.
It is hard to see what either Israel or Hamas could gain from an additional round of fighting.
As this remarkable ten days for Israelis ends, many here are very optimistic, but some feel that trouble may be just around the corner.
The attacks on Natalie Portman shows that the country can't accept constructive criticism.
It's become clear that the targets were empty—and the attack was no more than a show.