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Hate as a Common Ground: Why Israel’s Coalition Government Is Likely to Survive

    Hate as a Common Ground: Why Israel’s Coalition Government Is Likely to Survive

Shortly after an agreement to form a “national emergency government” in Israel, leader of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) party, Benny Gantz, tweeted triumphantly that ‘democracy’ in Israel has been ‘safeguarded’.  But how is a deal that would grant Israel’s right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, a veto power over the very judicial system which…

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A Machiavellian Fiasco: How a So-Called ‘Centrist’ Resurrected Israel’s Far Right

    A Machiavellian Fiasco: How a So-Called ‘Centrist’ Resurrected Israel’s Far Right

It was intended to be a Machiavellian move, but the decision by Benny Gantz, leader of Israel’s Kahol Lavan (Blue and White) coalition, to join a Benjamin Netanyahu-led government is likely to destabilize the political fabric of Israeli society for years to come. In a surprising move, Gantz has entered into precarious political compromises, whereby he…

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Netanyahu May Survive This Political Crisis, but Israel’s Left Will Not

    Netanyahu May Survive This Political Crisis, but Israel’s Left Will Not

JERUSALEM, OCCUPIED PALESTINE — Like a pack of hyenas surrounding a weakened and wounded lion, Israeli politicians are ganging up on an injured, weakened Benjamin Netanyahu. With over ten years in office, Netanyahu is now the longest-reigning prime minister in the history of the State of Israel. Comparisons are being drawn between him and the…

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