Two weeks and a bit before elections, Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman and Noah Efron, in an act of political empathy and imagination, try to figure who votes for each of Israel’s right-wing parties, and why. (Next week, we do the same thing for the parties on the left.)
Who the Hell Would Vote for Shas?!?
Why will hundreds of thousands of Israelis vote for the ultra-Orthodox, Sefaradi Shas Party?
Who the Hell Would Vote for Shaked?!?
Who votes for the to-the-right-of-the-Likud Yemina Party, and why?
Who the Hell Would Vote for the Likud?!?
Why will more than a million Israelis vote for Netanyahu and the Likud? (Hint: there are lots of good reasons.)
Who the Hell Would Vote for Lieberman?!?
Why will hundreds of thousands of Israelis vote for the squat, severe, plain-spoken Moldovan-born Avigdor Lieberman?
Is Stav Shaffir Right? Is Israel’s Left an Ally of America’s Left?
For our most extremely generous Patreon supporters, we discuss an odd essay in the Forward by the woman destined to lead Israel’s Left, Stav Shaffir, about why BDS sorts are anti-progressive, and how Israel’s left is a crucial ally of America’s left. What, exactly, is she trying to say and do?
Plus, the sui-generis music of “Let’s Mars”!
Let’s Mars, from their new, debut record, Always 15 Minutes Late
- Carajito (with Subliminal)
- Fast (with Shaanan Street)
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