Israel's Arab Voters Can Decide It All. Do They Want To? LISTEN to Election Overdose

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Prime minister Yair Lapid and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu.
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All eyes are on Arab voters, as the Israeli election campaign begins in earnest. In the final hours before last week's deadline for finalizing party slates, the Joint List disintegrated, leaving three different parties to compete for the votes of Palestinian citizens of Israel. But the Joint List breakdown could also demoralize those voters so badly that their already-tepid participation rate falls even lower.

Professor Amal Jamal of Tel Aviv University joins Election Overdose to discuss what Arab voters want and what their parties are offering, from ideology to political integration to immediate social interests. This week we also track Prime Minister Lapid's United Nations speech, and why efforts to disqualify parties from running mostly fail (but not always). And what do the new polls tell us?

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