I am an avid reader of Haviv Rettig Gur, and his latest essay in Mosaic, “How and Why Israelis Vote,” is a timely reminder of what makes him so good. In explaining Israel’s April 9 elections a week before they took place, he laid out the key elements clearly and thoroughly while providing balanced, trenchant, and thought-provoking analysis.
The Common Sense of Israel's Voting Public
Israelis are neither blind to Netanyahu’s flaws nor fooled by his diversions. They chose him because he best reflects their political values and best secures their interests.