Why idealist Anglos voted for the centrist messiah
Did immigrants from the U.S. and other English-speaking countries 'save Israel from itself' by voting for Yair Lapid, Israel's Barack Obama, in an attempt to resurrect ideological moderation in Israel? It appears that Anglos felt drawn to participating in creating a new space for centrism - which may well still be a false dawn.
For many fearful observers abroad, as well as voters in Israel, last Tuesday’s elections symbolized the day Israel saved itself from itself. Contrary to pre-election apocalyptic predictions, the Israeli right lost ground in a contest that seemed to threaten 'restoring' full Israeli sovereignty over the whole of the Land of Israel. Meanwhile, Yair Lapid rose like a phoenix from the ashes of the Israeli...
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