Benjamin Netanyahu Courts the Arab Vote

Jan. 14 2021

Yesterday, the Israeli prime minister, who hopes for another victory in the March 2021 elections, made a campaign stop in an unexpected place: the Arab-majority city of Nazareth. The visit was part of a major effort to get a slice of the Arab vote, which, according to a recent poll, may garner Likud some 70,000 votes in the next election. Haviv Rettig Gur explains:

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How the U.S. Can Get Smart about Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East

Sept. 27 2021

Considering the current state of the region and the policy mistakes of the recent past, David Pollock and Robert Satloff outline a strategy that is “both virtuous and realistic” for defending human rights and encouraging democratization in a region plagued by autocracy, chaos, and brutality. They argue that “in the long run, more democratic, tolerant, and inclusive governments are likely to be better at defending themselves, and more reliable and effective security partners for the United States.”

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More about: Arab democracy, Human Rights, Middle East, U.S. Foreign policy