Why I Don't Regret Sitting Out Israel's Election

When Lior Zaltzman decided not to fly home for Israeli elections, she worried that she might later regret it. But now she knows that her vote never had a hope of changing anything.


The Israeli 'Olive King' Who's Also a Political Expert

Jerusalem’s legendary Mahane Yehuda market is a famous stronghold for the right wing. After Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory, no one’s voice resounded stronger than that of Yaron Tzidkiyahu, aka The Olive King.

We're All Letting Bibi Off the Hook for Racism

The anti-Arab fear campaign Benjamin Netanyahu used to win Israel’s election is indefensible, Sigal Samuel writes. So why are some American Jews letting him get away with it?


Trouble Ahead for Bibi. Plus: Why Herzog Lost

Netanyahu’s last-minute outcry to save Israel from Arab votes arguably won him the election. But it opened a deep rift in society that will take ages to heal, J.J. Goldberg writes.


Election Spotlights Israel's Broken Electoral System

With the preliminary results of Israel’s election now in, Sergio Della Pergola wants to take a look at what seems like a broken, unrepresentative electoral system.

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