Israel, The Longer View

In electoral terms, Israel is emerging as the most conservative nation in the democratic world


FIRST THINGS, April 20, 2021

On the face of it, the latest Israeli general election, which took place on March 23, was just further confirmation of systemic political deadlock. For the fourth time in less than two years, the Knesset seems evenly divided between supporters and adversaries of Benjamin Netanyahu, and the prospects for a viable parliamentary coalition or a stable national unity administration look dim. As usual, many are blaming the country’s

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