Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

The rise and fall of the Never Netanyahu coalition

(JNS) — Whenever I get asked about Israeli politics on the radio, the first thing I do is point out that Israeli politics isn’t American, it’s European.

Israel was controlled by the British. More of its founders were European than American. That means the same messy coalition parliamentary politics without even the benefit of regional representation and direct elections.

It’s a terrible system that serves all the wrong people.

The last few years have been a grinding disaster of repeat elections because:

1. A huge chunk of Israel’s political spectrum wants to oust Netanyahu. Those on the left,...


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