Cliff Savren reports for the Cleveland Jewish News on Israel and the Middle East from Ra’aana, Israel.

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Just a few weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a news conference to discuss the surprise development that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had agreed to normalize relations, in a deal brokered by the United States. That’s big news, and the speculation is that Bah…

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Shortly after my family and I moved to Israel from Cleveland, Benjamin Netanyahu was appointed finance minister and gained my grudging admiration, despite his right-wing foreign policy positions, for being willing to take decisive action on the economy, even though his approach was unpopular.

Call me old fashioned. There is something about a printed newspaper that reflects the place and time in which it was produced, and that will never be captured quite as well in 50 or 100 years by looking at archived online internet articles about a historical event – such as the coronavirus p…

After three rounds of inconclusive elections, Israel is about to have a new government. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should have resigned long ago to tend to the three criminal indictments on which he will shortly be tried, so it’s disconcerting to think that he will be starting a new t…

Israel has changed tremendously in the 20 years since I moved here. A lot of the change has been the stuff of the daily news here, including three Knesset elections in less than a year, but other developments haven’t been noticeable at first and then there was a tipping point, when they seemed to burst into the forefront, even though they developed gradually.

Israel has changed tremendously in the 20 years since I moved here. A lot of the change has been the stuff of the daily news here, including three Knesset elections in less than a year, but other developments haven’t been noticeable at first and then there was a tipping point, when they seemed to burst into the forefront, even though they developed gradually.

Israel has changed tremendously in the 20 years since I moved here. A lot of the change has been the stuff of the daily news here, including three Knesset elections in less than a year, but other developments haven’t been noticeable at first and then there was a tipping point, when they seemed to burst into the forefront, even though they developed gradually.

Israel’s third Knesset election in a year, on March 2, is less than two weeks away. It’s difficultto have election fever under such circumstances. It’s not called a fever when it persists for a year. Critics of Israel’s electoral system would call it a chronic disease rather than a fever, bu…