On today's two-part episode of Haaretz Weekly, host Simon Spungin is joined by senior Haaretz columnist Ravit Hecht to discuss the groundswell in anti-Arab racism that is dominating Israel’s third election campaign in a year.
With the two leading parties – Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan – both categorically ruling out the Joint List as a future member of any coalition, the delegitimization and demonization of Israel’s Arab citizens is in full swing. And with Joint List leader Ayman Odeh handing Gantz an ultimatum of his own, we ask whether endless elections are preferable to the alternative.
We also ask whether Kahol Lavan, ostensibly formed as an alternative to the right-wing government of Netanyahu, has morphed into a clone of the ruling party.
In Part Two of this episode, Haaretz’s resident film buff and TV critic Adrian Hennigan discusses the success of “Parasite,” the joy of “Jojo Rabbit” and the failure of Netflix to pick up any major awards.
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