Author Archives: Dimi Reider

What Putin’s Trip To Jerusalem Really Means

What Putin’s Trip To Jerusalem Really Means by Dimi Reider Jul 9, 2012 4:00 PM EDT  Much of the coverage of the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories focused on two questions: Putin’s perceived foot-dragging over Iran, and the visit’s significance for the Russian-speaking Israelis who make up…

Israel: The Knesset vs. Democracy

This is the seventh in an NYRblog series about the fate of democracy in different parts of the world. This should be a year in which Israeli democracy is much on display. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been reconfirmed as head of the right-leaning Likud Party, seems to be pushing for early national elections; while candidates…