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Neri Zilber

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Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Neri:

Why Israel (Sort of) Misses the Iran Deal

Despite Netanyahu’s fulminations at the time, a raft of Israeli officials now says the JCPOA was better than nothing → Read More

Why a Political Comeback for Israel’s Netanyahu Just Became a Lot Less Likely

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett passes a budget bill and signals stable leadership. → Read More

Israel Can Tolerate New Iran Nuclear Deal, Defense Minister Benny Gantz Says

But Benny Gantz also threatens military action if Tehran develops nukes. → Read More

Israel's Netanyahu Overcomes Political Threat Thanks to Fighting With the Palestinians

A threat to his rule has fizzled since the shooting began. → Read More

How War With the Palestinians Triggered Ethnic Violence in Israel

In mixed towns across the country, Arab and Jewish citizens turn on one another. → Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu on Track to Win Israeli Election, Exit Polls Show

He appears to have beaten back challengers who include defectors from his own party. → Read More

Dear Americans: The Election Party Was Bad, but the Hangover Will Be Worse

In Israel, the uncertainty always lasts for weeks after balloting. Here’s how to cope. → Read More

Normalization Deal Between Israel and the UAE Signals a Shift in the Region

The agreement requires Israel to put West Bank annexation on hold, but Netanyahu says it’s temporary. → Read More

Israel's Annexation of the West Bank Will Spell Trouble for Jordan and the Palestinians

Palestinians withdraw from peace deals, and Jordan could be next, as Israel edges closer to appropriating land outright. → Read More

Israel's Netanyahu Battles Coronavirus Crisis and Supreme Court Decision

A Supreme Court decision threatens Netanyahu’s grip on power and augurs a constitutional crisis. → Read More

What Bolton’s Departure Means for Israel

Some Israelis are worried it will leave them alone to confront Iran in the region. → Read More

To Win Re-Election, Bibi Netanyahu Is Waging ‘Wars’ at Home and Abroad

He’s bragging about attacks in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, dissing Arab citizens and the press, and promising to annex much of the West Bank. Whatever it takes to hold on. → Read More

Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Barred From Israel—But a Conflagration Is Coming

PM Netanyahu may bar two members of the House critical of Israel. But a disaster on the horizon was created by Trump and members of Congress who call themselves Israel's friends. → Read More

Why Israel’s Generals Are Taking on Netanyahu

Almost all of them believe the prime minister is destroying Israel’s democratic values and sacrificing the Zionist dream by avoiding a two-state solution. → Read More

The Next Round in Gaza Will Be Deadlier

An Israeli-Palestinian truce ended the fighting but didn’t address the issues driving it. → Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu ‘The Magician’ Is Re-elected Israel’s Prime Minister–But at What Price?

Netanyahu, facing multiple indictments, may keep himself out of jail by annexing the West Bank. But what happens to 2.5 million Palestinians there? And to Israel’s identity? → Read More

How Bibi’s Bestie at the White House Is Helping Him Win the Israeli Election

With a political gift and a photo-op, Trump signals whose side he’s on. → Read More

To Target Israel, Iran’s ‘Suitcase’ GPS Kits Turn Hezbollah Rockets Into Guided Missiles

Military sources say Iran is refitting thousands of ‘dumb’ rockets in Syria and Lebanon so it can zero in on targets the length and breadth of Israel. → Read More

The Bibi Slayer?

By advocating clean and courteous politics, a retired general is giving Netanyahu a run for his money. → Read More

The New Pro-Israel Law That Could Backfire on Israel

A bid to temper Palestinian security funding cuts before they go into effect this week fell short. → Read More