From COVID to Corruption, Eight Issues That Will Decide the Outcome of the Israeli Election

From who wins the coronavirus narrative to whether Yair Lapid can break the 20-seat ceiling (and at whose expense), these are the key factors ahead of the March 23 Israel election

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

Benjamin Netanyahu gave a 32-minute interview to Channel 12 on Monday evening, his second television interview in four days. This isn’t how a Netanyahu campaign usually works. The prime minister’s strategy, ever since he returned to power in 2009, is to starve the Israeli media of interviews, sometimes for entire years, only to launch a blitz in the last week before an election. That way, the studios give him as much screen time as he likes to set out his agenda.

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