As Biden Visits Israel, an Election Shuffle Begins: LISTEN to Election Overdose

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U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Yair Lapid in Israel, on Wednesday.
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Election Overdose
Election Overdose

This week on Election Overdose, Haaretz's political podcast covering everything you need to know about the upcoming Israeli election:

Israel catches America fever as Joe Biden touches down for a presidential visit. Prime Minister Yair Lapid hopes to reap the electoral benefits and polls show he might already be gaining ground. Meanwhile, the Israeli party shuffle is underway as Benny Gantz and Gideon Sa'ar merge parties, hoping to do better together than apart. Will it work?

MK Alon Tal of Kahol Lavan joins the pod to explain what the merger means, the passion of centrist politics in Israel, and which parties the new formation will reject as future coalition partners. A veteran environmental activist in Israel, MK Tal explains why the climate crisis is not more prominent on the Israeli political agenda. We also consider the curious case of the party that won more votes than it could handle.

Each week, hosts Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin will bring all the news and analysis an Israel-election junkie needs, including polls, guests and trivia tidbits about the strangest parties in Israeli history. Subscribe to the show on your podcast app, follow Dahlia (@dahliasc) and Anshel (@AnshelPfeffer)  on twitter and read more of their articles and columns on

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