In Episode 8 of our Election Overdose podcast, Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin together with this week’s guest Ksenia Svetlova ask what is "the Russian vote"? Why do Israelis from Russian-speaking countries vote mainly for the right-wing? Why are some of their representatives in the Knesset vaccine-skeptic and does that attract voters?
Also, what was Benjamin Netanyahu trying to achieve in his rare prime-time TV interview this week? Why is everyone ganging up on Labor’s Arab candidate? And will the battle between Naftali Bennett and Gideon Sa’ar decide the outcome of the election?
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As Israel embarks on its fourth election in two years, Anshel and Dahlia, along with guests, will guide you every week through Israel’s electoral thickets, the issues, the personalities, the polls and a history of elections in campaign jingles. Have questions for Anshel and Dahlia? Follow them on twitter and leave your comments there @AnshelPfeffer @dahliasc. Read more from Anshel and Dahlia on Haaretz.com.