The Sharon Doctrine
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In Foreign Policy - January 11, 2014 - 1:00am

The Sharon Doctrine The Mixed Legacy of an Israeli Unilateralist

The settlers will rise in power in Israel's new government
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Barak Ravid - March 14, 2013 - 12:00am

U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro probably sat down Wednesday to write a long cable to the White House ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to report on the new government in Israel. Aside from noting the obvious fact that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is even weaker and has become the political hostage of all of his coalition partners, Shapiro probably emphasized the dramatic rise in the power of the settlers in Netanyahu’s third government.

Israel's Demographic Destiny
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Aaron David Miller - March 13, 2013 - 12:00am


Netanyahu’s Coalition Takes Shape With Lapid, Bennett Deals
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Bloomberg
by Calev Ben-David - March 11, 2013 - 12:00am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened the current Cabinet for what he called its final meeting in Jerusalem today as talks to form a new ruling coalition advanced to their final stage. A major stumbling block to forming a ruling coalition was overcome when Yair Lapid, leader of the second-biggest party, Yesh Atid, agreed to become the next finance minister.

Israel going for one million Jews in the West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Aluf Benn - (Editorial) March 11, 2013 - 12:00am

The election campaign season comes to its real conclusion this week with the formation of the government and an unadulterated victory for the right.

Israeli ultra-Orthodox party's ministers boycott final cabinet meeting
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
March 10, 2013 - 1:00am

The outgoing Israeli government held its final cabinet meeting on Sunday without the presence of four Haredi lawmakers. The four, members of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, did not show up at the meeting apparently in protest of their being excluded from incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming coalition. Netanyahu is about to reach a deadline of forming a new government following the results of the Jan. 22 elections.

Lapid likely to be Israel's next finance minister, Bennett to take trade portfolio, sources say
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Jonathan Lis - March 8, 2013 - 1:00am

Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid will likely take the finance portfolio, sources said Friday, while Habayit Hayehudi chairman Naftali Bennett will be Israel's next Labor, Trade and Industry minister. According to the officials, Israel's new coalition will be presented at the start of the coming week.

How Bibi Stopped Being King
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by J.J. Goldberg - (Opinion) March 6, 2013 - 1:00am

In her seminal 1969 treatise On Death and Dying, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross identified five stages of grief typically experienced by individuals facing tragedy: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and, finally, acceptance. Benjamin Netanyahu lately appears to have reached Stage 3 as he struggles to digest the electoral battering his Likud-Beiteinu bloc suffered January 22 and tries to assemble a new governing coalition from the wreckage. He went through denial and anger. Now he’s bargaining.

Zero Dark Zero
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Roger Cohen - (Opinion) February 28, 2013 - 1:00am

A minister in the outgoing Israeli government put it to me bluntly during a recent visit to Israel: “For the first time in these elections, the Palestinians did not come into it.” Israelis for the most part are comfortable enough to ignore their neighbors. If they are on the Titanic they prefer not to think about it.

Breakthrough in talks to build new Israeli government
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
February 28, 2013 - 1:00am

Israeli news outlets reported on Thursday that a breakthrough has been made in talks to build a new government, following the January 22 election results. The reports cited senior members of incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party who expressed certainty that a coalition agreement would be reached next week with two parties, Yesh Atid and Habayit Hayeudi, the second and fourth largest parties, respectively.

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