Monthly Archives : June 2021

New Government, New Threats


The day after Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett formed their government, Biden administration officials threw a diplomatic hand grenade at them. Monday administration officials told reporters “unofficially” that President Joe Biden intends to appoint Hady Amr, his Assistant Secretary of State for Israel and the Palestinians to serve as U.S. Consul General to the Palestinians — in Jerusalem. To deploy…

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How to Understand Naftali Bennett’s New Government


Many of Israel’s supporters are confused by its new government. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is a man of the political Right. His party is called Yamina, which means, “to the right”—as in, to the right of Israel’s main governing party, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s Likud party. Yet, immediately after Bennett’s government was sworn in Sunday night, leftists held a raucous…

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Netanyahu is ousted as charges against him disintegrate


In Episode 10 of the Caroline Glick Mideast News Hour, co-host Gadi Taub and I discussed how, just as the new government was being sworn in, the principle cause that led to Israel’s long-standing political deadlock – the Attorney General’s pursuit of corruption charges against Netanyahu – fell apart in Jerusalem’s District Courthouse. The prosecution’s claim that Netanyahu accepted bribes…

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The Great Unravelling


Over the past decade, for the first time in its history, Israel developed a strong diplomatic posture in the region and worldwide. Israel developed strategic ties with Arab states, and the states of the eastern Mediterranean. It has built close ties with the EU’s Visegrád Group of central European states Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic as well as…

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The Truth About Israel’s “Unity” Government


In Episode 9 of the Caroline Glick Mideast News Hour, my co-host Gadi Taub and I go into the nuts and bolts of the new Israeli government that is set to be sworn in next Sunday, June 14. We explain why it is post-modern, post-Zionist, post-democratic and post-Jewish and what this means for Israel’s national security, national identity and national…

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What sort of government are Lapid and Bennett forming?


The storm of controversy now engulfing Israel revolves around one question. What sort of government do Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett intend to swear in? According to Lapid, Bennett and their media chorus, Israel is about to get a “unity government.” Once it is formed, all will be sweetness and light. The political fights that have afflicted us will fade…

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The Price of Friendship with Biden’s Washington


In a week of unprecedented political upheaval, it’s hard to pay attention to anything other than what is before our face. As Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked’s voters watch in shock as they betray every single thing that they claimed to stand for and form a government that gives unprecedented powers not only to post-Zionist parties but to the anti-Zionist…

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The Rise of the Israeli Left


In Episode 8 of the Caroline Glick Mideast News Hour, co-host Gadi Taub and I talked about the implications of the pending formation of a leftist dominated government in Israel. We discussed the implications of the rise of the Israeli left for Israel’s regional position, for the stability of the Middle East more generally, for the preservation of Israel’s Jewish…

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The Strategic Consequences of Bennett’s Megalomania


There is little point at this stage of the game to mention the depths of moral depravity and treachery into which Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked have descended. Now, as the two self-proclaimed “leaders” of the ideological Right defect from the nationalist camp and form a leftist government supported by pro-Hamas Arab parties, the time has come to discuss the…

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