With Israelis set to vote for a third time in less than a year, Haaretz Weekly discusses the rise in support for a predominantly Arab party among left-wing Jewish voters, who are disillusioned with the traditional “Zionist” parties.
Gayil Talshir, a senior lecturer in political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who specializes in Israeli voter behavior, believes that “a record number of Jews” will vote for Arab-led parties on March 2.
Who are the Israeli Jews willing to vote for a coalition that includes anti-Zionists? Is the Joint List the only party that genuinely promotes civil and national equality in Israel and which fights against racism and the occupation? How have efforts to marginalize and disenfranchise Israel’s Arab citizens backfired? And could these Arab parties even make inroads into marginalized Jewish communities?
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