The International Criminal Court sets a high bar for prosecuting heads of state for crimes committed while they are in power.
The newest class of right-wing populists aims to not only dismantle the guardrails of democracy, but also the most fundamental principles of the rule of law. We must prepare.
The controversial new government of Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure from massive protests by both Israelis and Palestinians.
A scholar of Jewish history explains how the term ‘pogrom’ lives in Jewish collective memory and why its use can be highly contentious.
Netanyahu’s new government is exacerbating deep divisions in Israeli society and threatening the very essence of Israel as a liberal democracy.
Huge pro-democracy demonstrations in Israel have taken place for almost two months in protest of new rules for the Supreme Court that Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government is rushing into law.
A decision to bulldoze the home belonging to the family of a man accused of killing seven people outside a synagogue in East Jerusalem has sparked questions over the legality of Israeli policy.
Newly emerged Palestinian militant groups are increasingly fragmented and calling for a popular uprising. This, in turn, coincides with a radical shift to the extreme right in Israel’s government.
A claim about how persecuted Jews were freed from the Soviet Union decades ago relates to how Palestinians might be treated today.
Two religiously observant groups of Jews in Israel, the ultra-Orthodox and Religious Zionists, are increasingly acting as political allies. The consequences could be profound.
Israel’s most far-right and religious ruling coalition, which just assumed power, poses a profound threat to the country’s democratic institutions, from the courts to individual rights.
Many of the world’s most powerful and aspiring leaders are aging or elderly men. That’s a big problem.
Netanyahu looks to be back in power, but his new far-right coalition partners are likely to make his life difficult.
Israel’s longest serving and most politically resilient prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, returns to government with a new coalition, partnering with extreme-right parties. It could be his undoing.
Israel now faces a government that will contain far-right leaders who may weaken the role of the courts.
The Likud leader looks set to return as Israeli prime minister after a period of political instability in the country – and five elections in less than four years.
Former President Donald Trump is facing mounting criminal evidence against him and his attempt to overturn the 2020 election. Trump is also seeing GOP voters turning elsewhere.
Criminal charges against former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot could spark political consequences – not only for Trump, but for US democracy.
The political alliance between American evangelicals and Israel’s right wing may have peaked during the Trump administration.
Governed by a changeable body of ‘basic laws,’ Israel never settled basic questions like the rights of religious minorities. These destabilizing issues will continue to fester under a new government.