LISTEN: Israel’s Single-use Coalition Will Serve Trump and Protect Bibi

Haaretz editor Aluf Benn says Netanyahu would annex the West Bank to help get the American president re-elected. PLUS: Is Israel rushing out of shutdown? LISTEN FREE

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President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House in March 2019.
President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House in March 2019.Credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh
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In Part I of this episode, host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz editor-in-chief Aluf Benn to discuss the conclusion of the third Israeli election, which has ended with a broad and stable coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party and Benn Gantz's Kahal Lavan.

We ask: What is the government planning for the next three years? Under what circumstances would Israel go ahead with annexation of parts of the West Bank? And who is the leader of the opposition at a time when opposition appears to be at a premium?

Israel’s single-use coalition will serve Trump and protect Bibi

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In Part II, Haaretz’s senior editor for science and archaeology, Ruth Schuster discusses some of the implications of the coronavirus crisis and explains why Israel may be rushing back to normality too soon.

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