A major swing to the right and the abstention of a key demographic have bolstered the Israeli leader's position.
They wanted to oust Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in Tuesday's election, but the failure of three centrist generals to talk about key issues may have made Netanyahu the apparent winner.
Political leverage aside, it's a major source of water in a parched corner of the world that harbors significant oil deposits.
The US president's tweet declaring the US would recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian territory was unexpected and will do nothing for regional stability.
If Israel's longtime leader Benjamin Netanyahu loses in the upcoming elections, some hope that his removal will pave the way for peace. But there are several reasons why that's not likely.
The American Israeli Public Action Committee has managed to work with Democrats and Republicans alike. Will that change now that Israel has tacked to the right?
The longtime prime minister has reshaped Israel in profound ways. The military is stronger but Palestinian suffering has grown.
The bonhomie between Narendra Modi and Binyamin Netanyahu is rooted in the admiration of generations of Hindu nationalists for Israel.
Donald Trump's strong defence of Israel might be more boisterous than his predecessors, but it's consistent with the anti-Palestinian policies by previous U.S. administrations.
In 1993 the Oslo Accords were struck in optimism, but a quarter of a century later little has changed - and there's no real prospect it ever will.
Rather than transform Israel into an undemocratic 'apartheid' state, the new nation-state law is more likely to ensure that Israel can't be transformed into a liberal democracy or binational state.
The UN's Responsibility to Protect framework for safeguarding civilians against atrocities could help resolve the Gaza crisis.
Beitar Jerusalem has always attracted the outsiders, the oppressed and the victimized – Israel's 'forgotten Jews.'
Vladimir Putin's recent re-election was bad news for democracy in Russia. And it's a major loss in the struggle for liberalism, as anti-democratic leaders are assuming power across the globe.
Hugely divisive and controversial at home, Avigdor Lieberman is both an outspoken hawk and a political opportunist.
As Israel approaches the 70th anniversary of its establishment, many older American Jews will be celebrating. Many younger ones will wonder whether the Jewish state is something to celebrate at all.
Israel's prime minister failed to undermine the validity of Iran's nuclear deal, and instead ended up demonstrating just how important it is.
The Trump administration may believe they have the key to an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement – when others have failed. But it ignores how Israelis and Palestinians feel about such an agreement.
Seventy years after the end of World War II, a battle is taking place over Polish collective memory.
One of Israel's most controversial leaders, Benjamin Netanyahu is making the most of a chance to fly under the radar.