- Neve Gordon at LRB Blog on "Five Ways of Looking at the Knesset." Several graphic depictions showing that on many issues the new Knesset is not as divided as it's being portrayed.
- Zvika Krieger at The Atlantic on "The Three Men Who Could Save Israel's Center-Left." He argues that neither Yair Lapid nor Shelly Yachimovich are credible Prime Ministers, but by the next election (and this will not be a long-lived government), three ex-security officials will be eligible to run for office: ex-Mossad Chief Meir Dagan, ex-Shin Bet Chief Yuval Diskin, and ex-IDF Chief Gabi Ashkenazi.
- Raja Shehadeh at The Guardian: "Israeli Election Means Little to Most Palestinians —With Good Reason."
- Roi Maor at +972 Magaz8ne: "Will Surprisng Results Stop a Statuz-Quo Netanyahu Led Government?," which includes this assessment of Yair Lapid and Yesh Atid:
As its name suggests (it means “there is a future” in Hebrew), Lapid’s party is, literally, the personification of vapid centrism. The only glue that holds it together is the fact that its future parliamentarians were picked at the sole discretion of their founder and chairman.
From The Times of Israel:Lapid himself, despite running for office (tacitly and explicitly) for almost two years now, has not distinguished himself as a clear voice on public policy. On the two most important issues facing the country – relations with the Palestinians and economic policy – Lapid has evaded taking any tough stances. Indeed, he is famously self-contradictory and vague. He is slightly more strident regarding relations between secular and religious Jews, but even here his solutions are usually mushy and ideally suited for politically convenient foot-dragging and can-kicking.