Israel Election: Bibi Went Gunning for His Only Real Rival

Whatever happens in Israel's third election, the PM's most important battle will be in a Jerusalem courtroom. LISTEN FREE to Haaretz editor Aluf Benn and Anshel Pfeffer.

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Prime Minister Netanyahu at a Likud election rally on Feb. 29, 2020.
Prime Minister Netanyahu at a Likud election rally on Feb. 29, 2020.Credit: Tsafrir Abayov / AP
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On this final podcast before Israel’s third election in under a year, host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz editor-in-chief Aluf Benn and senior correspondent Anshel Pfeffer.

With the final polls predicting another close race, and with neither bloc poised to grab a decisive majority in the Knesset, we ask what, if anything, can break the deadlock? Will Shas stick with Bibi no matter what? Will Kahol Lavan break the most rigid of paradigms in Israeli politics and finally agree to let Arab parties join the coalition? And will Israelis be inundated with fake Coronavirus reports in an effort to push down turnout?

Bibi went gunning for his only real rival

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And, once the dust has settled on this election, how does Netanyahu plan to defeat his main rival and his potential nemesis – the Israeli justice system?

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