Although Americans are inclined to assume that the conflict with the Palestinians will be a foremost issue in Israel’s upcoming national elections, party leaders have hardly been addressing it, and surveys show that few Israelis see it as the major issue in determining their votes. Evelyn Gordon explains why:
Why the Peace Process Doesn’t Rank High on Israeli Voters’ Agenda
The Knesset Has Resumed Its Business, but Both Sides Have Broken Unwritten Rules
Yesterday, eleven months of political stalemate in Israel appeared to have come to an end as the sitting prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form a unity government together with some of the smaller parties. This development has fractured Gantz’s Blue and White party into its constituent factions. Meanwhile, the resignation of Yuli Edelstein as interim Knesset speaker—a position meant to be occupied for just a few hours, but which he has held for nearly a year—has allowed the Knesset to resume business as usual.