Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo Gil Yohanan)
Nahum Barnea On Monday, March 20th, 2017

PM Netanyahu on the Road to Self-Destruction

It happened to Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and other prime ministers: The fourth-term curse (It happened to David Ben-Gurion twice, in two separate rounds). The prime minister’s hold on the government is stronger More...

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Nahum Barnea On Friday, March 3rd, 2017

No Leader at the End of the Tunnel

The most serious finding in the state comptroller’s report on Operation Protective Edge exists only between the lines: If tomorrow Israel enters a new military conflict in Gaza, it will be run the exact same More...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Donald Trump (Photo: Kobi Gidon/GPO)
Nahum Barnea On Monday, February 13th, 2017

First Netanyahu-Trump Meeting Tomorrow Will Focus on Iran, Not Gaza

On the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Washington, for his first meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, winds of war are blowing through the top ranks of the government. One More...

Netanyahu Cigars and champagne belong to the hedonism department,  not to the criminal department (Photo: Shalom Bar Tal)
Nahum Barnea On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

It’s Not Just About Bibi’s Cigars

  Proper disclosure: I know Arnon Milchan. We went to elementary school together, more than 50 years ago, and we lived on the same street. He played soccer very well, was popular among the girls and was More...

Police investigators arrive at Prime Minister Netanyahu's residence,  Monday evening (Photos Gil Yohanan,  Yoav Dudkevitch)
Nahum Barnea On Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Criminal Investigation Against Netanyahu: The Public Has the Right to Know

The statement issued Monday night by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit avoids answering the question that has been troubling the Israeli public recently: Why was a criminal investigation launched against Prime More...

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Nahum Barnea On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

More and More Land, Less of a State

There are two arguments in favor of the battle waged by the Amona outpost settlers against the government and against the settlement establishment. The first is discrimination. Indeed, they are being More...

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Nahum Barnea On Friday, November 25th, 2016

Follow the Lawyer

As I write these words, on Wednesday evening, there is no evidence so far suggesting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might have received or expected to receive a benefit as a result of the purchase deals More...

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Nahum Barnea On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Obama Taught Netanyahu a Lesson in Negotiations

Money, that’s what fuels the dispute over the American-Israeli memorandum of understanding on the US military aid for the next 10 years. Granted, we are talking about a lot of money here, yet less than More...

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Nahum Barnea On Friday, September 16th, 2016

Netanyahu’s Secret Commitment to Obama

The memorandum of understanding on a military aid package, which was signed in Washington on Wednesday between the American administration and Israel, is a generous move, which points to the Obama administration’s More...

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Nahum Barnea On Monday, September 12th, 2016

Netanyahu’s New Clothes

  “Many years ago there was an emperor so exceedingly fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on being well dressed. He cared nothing about reviewing his soldiers, going to the theatre, or More...

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