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As Drama Swirls in Israeli Politics, Herzog May Be the 'Boring' President the Country Needs

Herzog will bring a moderate image to the world stage, with Diaspora Jews – particularly in the United States – confident they have a friend at the top of Israel’s leadership

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Newly elected President Isaac Herzog’s centrist, soft-spoken, “no drama” persona has sometimes felt out of place on Israel’s stormy and fractured political battlefield. His unwillingness to draw blood in pitched power struggles has often frustrated his political allies, who labeled him a charisma-deprived bore.



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