The Slow but Certain Waning of Ethnic Politics in Israel

The same ethnic demon that previously boosted Lieberman and Deri to power is now turning against them, which is good news for Zionism.

The two big losers of the municipal elections, as repeatedly noted, are the pals Aryeh Deri and Avigdor Lieberman. This analysis is probably correct, but the loss of their candidate Moshe Leon in the race for mayor of Jerusalem is negligent compared to the duo's overall weakening of political power. The main reason is their position as ethnic leaders. And despite the recent fanning of the...