In Israel, people vote for a party rather than a candidate. But over the years, there has been a shift towards the personalization of politics. Why have our elections become a competition among single personalities rather than a confrontation among different parties and ideas?
Prof. Gideon Rahat, faculty member of the Political Sciences Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and director of the political reform program at the Israel Democracy Institute, offers his take.
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