Host Allison Kaplan Sommer is joined by Haaretz English Edition Editor-in-Chief Avi Scharf and Senior Columnist Anshel Pfeffer to say goodbye and good riddance to 2020 – and ring in 2021, a year that will bring Israel into an unprecedented fourth round of elections in just two years.
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We discuss how, for the first time, Netanyahu will have to contend with a serious challenge from the right, from a new party led by Likud refugees. We ask whether by the time Israelis go to the polls on March 23, he will be blamed for government failure to manage the coronavirus pandemic, or if he will be seen as the conquering hero, who got Israelis vaccinated quickly and efficiently.
We also talk about how tracking planes has led to Haaretz scoops, and look back on the most memorable moments and stories of 2020, the year that no one is sorry to leave behind.
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