Likud’s Hawkish Earthquake Sparks New Hopes for Centrist Alternatives

In a tectonic shift sure to worry foreign capitals and Diaspora Jews, Israel’s ruling party purges moderates and anoints pro-settler and anti-peace nationalists.

Israeli politics underwent a tectonic shift to the right on Monday following the Likud primaries in which supporters of Jewish settlements and opponents of the peace process emerged triumphant, while relatively centrist moderates were purged from the party’s Knesset list.