The latest on Benjamin Netanyahu. He is the longest serving prime minister of Israel, having served from 1996 to 1999 and then again ever from 2009 to 2021. A member of the Likud political party, Netanyahu is the first Israeli prime minister to be born in Israel. Netanyahu made his close relationship with former President Donald Trump central to his many reelection efforts in recent years. In November 2019, Netanyahu was indicted on charges of fraud and bribery as a result of a corruption investigation.
McCarthy to invite Netanyahu to U.S. if Biden doesn't
The House speaker and the White House have been divided on the country's relationship with Israel amid growing tensions.
On Its 75th Birthday, Reasons for Hope in Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu and his "reforms" are on the run.
What Israel's Protests Are Really About
Supporters of judicial reform want a Jewish state that facilitates, but doesn't dictate, the preservation and development of Jewish tradition.
What Makes Israeli Protests Different From Other Protests?
Equally important to what has been said and done at Israeli demonstrations is what has not been said and done.
Israel mobilizes military after tourist killed in car ramming
At least six tourists were injured and one killed in a car-ramming attack on Friday.
Rashida Tlaib calls out Israel 'apartheid'
"It's not 'clashes,'" wrote Tlaib. "It's called apartheid."
Israel's Judicial Reform Protests: The Messy Process of Democracy
The current separation of powers in Israel does not conform to that of other democracies, in which the judiciary is limited to ruling on disputed legal issues.
Netanyahu's "private army" will be used to crush opposition, critics fear
Ministers have approved a new militia that may report directly to ultranationalist National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir.
What's Legitimate Criticism of Israel Vs. Antisemitism?
Both Israel's defenders and its critics need to allow for good-faith motives on the other side.
From Stanford to Israel, Mobocracy Triumphs Over Deliberation
Left-wing activists increasingly find neither the facts nor the law on their side, but they have certainly become proficient at pounding the table.
Israel's rabbinical court expansion sparks concerns
In a preliminary vote in February, the Knesset voted to advance a bill to expand the authority of state-run rabbinic courts to allow them handle civil cases.
The Americanization of Israeli Politics
Following the surprise outcome of the 2016 presidential election, progressives and Democrats took to the streets across the U.S. in protest.
Joe Biden's Israel remarks raise questions
Biden referred to "the American Jewish position" in comments about Israel's proposed reforms of the judiciary.
There Is No Democracy in Israel While the Occupation Continues
Why is Netanyahu going down this path? Why has he given so much power and influence to ministers Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich? These are two men who are so extreme that, as recently as last year, even the right wing considered them outside of the realm of respectable politics.
U.S. and Israel "can't agree about everything" despite bond—MP
"The people in Israel are the ones that choose," Likud's Danny Danon told Newsweek in response to Joe Biden's criticism of Benjamin Netanyahu's reforms.
Democrats pressure Biden to shift U.S. policy toward Israel
"We urge immediate action to prevent the further loss of Israeli and Palestinian lives," a draft of the letter obtained by Newsweek reads.
Israel draws red line with Biden
Amid mounting criticism from their U.S. allies over proposed judicial reforms, Israel's top officials are asking the U.S. government to butt out.
Israel risks democratic implosion
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is caught between furious protests and ambitious coalition partners as he seeks controversial judicial reforms.
How Israel's Protests to Protect Their Democracy Look to Us Palestinians
That is the real lesson of the protests—our liberation is mutual—if only Israelis care to learn it.
DeSantis to visit Israel as Florida antisemitism reaches "historic" high
Florida's governor, who has exclusively traveled to Israel on his foreign trips, will visit for the fourth time next month.
Israeli Democracy's Vibrance Is Again on Display
No democracy has had more transforming elections and more successful demonstrations than Israel. The recent turnabout in the Netanyahu government's plan to rush through a one-sided judicial "reform" is just the latest example of Israel's raucous democracy at work.
Netanyahu's Judicial Overhaul Is Dead for Now—Thanks to Organized Labor
The strike is a bold and necessary step to put an end to the madness that threatens to consume Israel.
Netanyahu says protesters just don't get it, blames Israeli "propaganda"
Israelis are protesting a series of legislative reforms, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said many of the protestors don't understand the proposals.
Video shows horses running into middle of Israeli protest
Police officers mounted on horses were seen charging into crowds of protesters in an effort to disperse demonstrations in Tel Aviv.
Israeli Embassy in U.S. closes as massive protests engulf Netanyahu
The embassy told Newsweek it was closed until further notice. Israeli hospitals, the nation's largest airport and universities have closed amid the protests.
White House hits back at Netanyahu's son saying U.S. behind Israel protests
The State Department called accusations that the U.S. is behind the anti-government, anti-judicial reform protests in Israel "completely false."
Netanyahu Is Leading Israel to Civil War
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's refusal to compromise only brings us closer to a tragic past the Jewish people do not want to revisit.
A Constitution Would Solve Israel's Government Crisis
Israel is in the midst of the most serious government crisis in its history. President Isaac Herzog said it is "on the brink of constitutional collapse."
It's Time for the Media to Stop Mincing Words
Journalists covering global events face a constant buzzing in the ear: what words to use when there's a narrative dispute. The issue is ever more acute in our frenzied era of societal polarization, entitled grievance politics, and never-ending spin—like efforts to brand an invasion of Ukraine as a "special military operation."
The 'Two Sides' of Israel's Authoritarian Overhaul Frenzy
The outrage spread on WhatsApp after Sara Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife) was seen at a high-end hair salon in Tel Aviv. It was a day when hundreds of thousands had taken to the streets, braving stun grenades and water cannons to protest her husband's efforts to install authoritarianism. Dozens had been arrested, and one man lost an ear.