Analysis Gone Are the Days When America Was a Role Model for Dysfunctional Israeli Politics

The political gridlock in Washington is set to continue in the new Congress, much to the dismay of America’s admirers throughout the world.

In times of political paralyses and coalition crises in Israel, the presidential system of government in the United States has traditionally been held up as a paragon of efficiency and effectiveness. Give us Alexander Hamilton’s strong executive branch and James Madison’s checks and balances and let us be rid of our weak and wobbly proportionate system and its shtetl-like shenanigans.