Report on Israeli Settlement in the Occupied Territories Vol 23 #1


Benjamin Netanyahu will lead Israel’s next government, offering the Likud Party leader the chance to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister since Israel’s founder David Ben Gurion. Under his unchallenged leadership, the Likud Party, however, emerged from the 2013 election much diminished from the 27 seats it won in 2009, when it was able to construct a stable coalition between the religious and ideological right that withstood the U.S.-led international effort to contain Israel’s long-term program of settlement expansion and occupation.