Contemporary Israel

Jewish or Democratic? Israel’s Former Top Judge Reflects on Values

Some people say a state that is both Jewish and democratic is an oxymoron, but the values can work together.

The Second Intifada Begins

In September 2000, a new wave of violence erupted.

The Israeli President

The Israeli presidency is largely a ceremonial role.

The Israeli Media

It's vibrant. It's aggressive. It's in the Middle East.

How Israeli Politics Works

Israel's government is a parliamentary democracy with executive, legislative and judicial branches.

Israel’s Political Parties

Israeli Political Parties. The Israeli Electoral System. Israeli Politics. Contemporary Israel. The Jewish State. Jewish History and Community.

Small Israeli Political Parties

Fringe groups are all the rage in Israeli politics.

The Fall of the 15th Knesset

Fall of the 15th Knesset. The Israeli Electoral System. Israeli Politics. Contemporary Israel. The Jewish State. Jewish History and Community.

The Rise of the 15th Knesset

Rise of the 15th Knesset. The Israeli Electoral System. Israeli Politics. Contemporary Israel. The Jewish State. Jewish History and Community.

Elections, Israeli Style

They're colorful. They're intense. They're like a carnival. They're democratic.