Host Allison Kaplan Sommer is joined by Chaim Levinson and Noa Landau to explain how Israel could be back into its pre-COVID, perpetual election mode – and discuss why its current politics are so dysfunctional.
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Why Israel’s anti-Bibi left is so lost – and chasing yet another general as its Messiah. LISTEN
With a Knesset vote paving the way to Israel’s fourth election in a row, Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz finally appears to be ready to sign the death warrant of Israel’s ailing coalition government.
We ask: Will the vote actually lead to a fourth election as early as March, or will Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu figure out a way to delay the inevitable? Why is the Israeli left and center so visible and vocal on the streets demonstrating against Netanyahu’s government, but so weak and fragmented in the polls?
We discuss why, after Gantz has so visibly crashed and burned, are politicians and pundits looking so longingly at yet another general with no political experience – former chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot – to save the “anyone but Netanyahu” camp?
Finally, we touch on the fallout of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Israel's relations with an incoming Biden administration, and its newfound friends in the Gulf.
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