Israel

Why Vote for the Democratic Union?

Is the “Democratic Union” Israel’s only party with the guts to say, with Chicken Little, that the sky is falling?

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Why Vote for the Joint List?

Has the Joint List just violated Israel’s longest standing taboo, the one that says Jewish Israelis and Palestinian Israelis can never be true political allies?

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The “Who the Hell Would Vote for Them, Too?!?” Edition

A weeks and a bit before elections, Don Futterman, Noah Efron and Haaretz uber-reporter Judy Maltz, in an act of political empathy and imagination, ask for each of the parties to the Left of the Likud, why might someone vote for them.

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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?

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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.)

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Who the Hell Would Vote for Shas?!?

Why will hundreds of thousands of Israelis vote for the ultra-Orthodox, Sefaradi Shas Party?

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The “Who the Hell Would Vote for Them?!?” Edition

Two weeks and a bit before elections, in an act of political empathy and imagination, we 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.)

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Boys on TV

What are we to make of the heart-rending Israeli HBO series about the 2014 murders of Jewish kids by Palestinians and a Muslim kid by Jews, that forces us to doubt a lot of what we thought about ourselves?

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Brits, Canucks, Aussies, Kiwis, Saffers, Rhodies, Paddies, Scots & Yanks

There’s a new group aiming to politically empower English-speaking Israelis, on the theory that we’ve got a thing or two to teach everyone else. Do Israel’s Brits, Yanks and Aussies offer a way out of the country’s political mess?

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