Israel Against Democracy, Part 2: Post-Elections Analysis

Hilla Dayan


The recent elections in Israel were held, as in past years, in a climate of resignation. No big surprises were anticipated, and no one for a minute doubted that Benyamin Netanyahu would be elected for a historic third time. Even when the results were announced, the landslide victory of the new party, Yesh Atid [there is a future], led by media celebrity Yair Lapid, was hardly a surprise. It is the third time that a vaguely centrist party with a vaguely anti-religious, patriotic agenda takes a big chunk of the ‘average Israeli’ votes...


Israel; Elections; Yesh Atid; Netanyahu-Liberman; democracy; Israeli dictatorship; Palestine

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