Historically, Iranian presidents have had very little impact on either domestic or foreign policy. He cannot make change. In effect, the president has limited power with an impressive title.
Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog will formally announce in the days ahead that he is a candidate.
If violence breaks out after the government is formed, Ra'am (United Arab List) head Mansour Abbas will not only be able to scream about it like every other MK.
MK Amichai Chikli, who was fifth on the list, wrote Bennett that he could not back a government with left-wing parties.
The launch of this space on his website comes a day before Facebook's decision on whether to uphold his indefinite suspension from the platform.
No one expected Netanyahu, with the cards he was dealt, to be able to put together a winning hand, and – after 28 days of trying – he was unable to do so.
Post-Saddam Iraq has suffered from poor governance. The new, democratic Iraq is rife with bribery, kickbacks, and embezzlement, a routine part of its corrupt politics.
The controversy over the Jerusalem vote provided Abbas with a good excuse to call off the elections. There's nothing better than blaming Israel for obstructing the planned elections.
Abbas’s political opponents condemned the decision as a “big catastrophe” and called on the PA president to proceed with the elections.
Abbas blamed Israel for the delay, explaining it had rejected a request to allow for Palestinians to vote in Jerusalem. Israel has not issued a formal public response on the matter.