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.
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?
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.
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.
Most of what happened in Israel’s election was predictable. But David Hazony says there were a few last-minute surprises that will resonate far beyond the coming weeks.