Luke Baker


'Palestine' Set To Join International Criminal Court — But No Case Coming Soon

By Luke Baker

'Palestine' Set To Join International Criminal Court — But No Case Coming Soon
Palestine will raise the stakes in a legal battle with Israel on Wednesday when it joins the International Criminal Court, but any case over alleged crimes in the occupied territories is unlikely to come to trial for some years - if ever.Read More


Israel Left-Center Opposition Surges to Lead as Election Nears

By Luke Baker

Israel Left-Center Opposition Surges to Lead as Election Nears
Israel’s center-left opposition is poised for an upset victory in national elections next week, with the last opinion polls before the March 17 vote giving it a solid lead over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Facing High Risk and Little Reward From Speech to Congress

By Luke Baker

Benjamin Netanyahu Facing High Risk and Little Reward From Speech to Congress
When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation to address the U.S. Congress two weeks before an Israeli election, there appeared to be little downside. As the appointment draws near, the potential pitfalls are growing.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu's Feud With White House Deepens as Speech to Congress Looms

By Luke Baker

Benjamin Netanyahu's Feud With White House Deepens as Speech to Congress Looms
For someone who was educated in the United States, speaks fluent American-accented English and worked as a management consultant in Boston, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sure knows how to rub his closest ally up the wrong way.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Backs Down in Israel Prize Feud

By Luke Baker

Benjamin Netanyahu Backs Down in Israel Prize Feud
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backed down in a fight over Israel’s most prestigious arts and sciences award on Friday, saying he would not meddle in the prize days after removing several of its judges for not reflecting “Israeli society.”Read More



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