Why Idealist Anglos Voted for the Centrist Messiah

Did immigrants from the U.S. and other English-speaking countries 'save Israel from itself' by voting for Yair Lapid, Israel's Barack Obama, in an attempt to resurrect ideological moderation in Israel? It appears that Anglos felt drawn to participating in creating a new space for centrism - which may well still be a false dawn.

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For many fearful observers abroad, as well as voters in Israel, last Tuesday’s elections symbolized the day Israel saved itself from itself.  Contrary...