Chemi Shalev – @ChemiShalev
The U.S. affairs analyst for Haaretz has been an essential read for Israelis who want to understand America and Americans who want to understand Israel. Since 2016, however, he has found his ideal subject to probe: the ways he thinks the ruling political camps in both countries have all but merged in ideology and temperament.
Shalev regularly argues that Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu were made for each other, and that rising nationalism and abrasive partisanship are troubling trends in both countries.
Like Haaretz, Shalev’s views are consistently left wing. But even if you don’t share his politics, you’ll want to reckon with the issues he raises and enjoy his often slashing prose.