Israeli elections are coming around yet again — this time on November 1. How did the electoral system become so dysfunctional, and what could resolve the repeated deadlocks?

The Times of Israel Community is proud to present a new limited series podcast, Paralyzed Nation: How Israel’s dysfunctional electoral system still can be fixed. Our political analysts and reporters will address the most burning issues facing the Israeli electorate today.

Paralyzed Nation is available exclusively to Times of Israel Community members. If you would like to hear from our political team, please join our Community now:

Join the ToI Community and access the podcast

We’ll discuss what led Israel to this repeated electoral stalemate, the shrinking Left, the rising far Right, and electoral reforms that have been proposed to avoid this situation.

Paralyzed Nation panelists include:

🎙 David Horovitz, Founding Editor
🎙 Haviv Rettig Gur, Senior Analyst
🎙 Tal Schneider, Political Correspondent
🎙 Carrie Keller-Lynn, Political Correspondent
🎙 Jeremy Sharon, Settlements Reporter

Concerned readers’ questions are the main motivation for this podcast. If you have any questions about Israel’s electoral system that you’d like answered by our experts, please send a voice memo by email to, and if you are a ToI Community member, we’ll make every effort to include it in the show.

Already a ToI Community member? Listen to the podcast here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When does Paralyzed Nation start? The first episode will be released on October 6, 2022.
  • Does the podcast series cost money? Nope, the series is included in your Community membership — there is no additional cost.
  • How do I access the podcast? You can listen to all the episodes on the Paralyzed Nation page — just make sure to be signed into your ToI Community account! Alternatively, open the TOI app on your phone, open the Community page, and click on the “Paralyzed Nation” filter button.
  • How long is each podcast episodeEach episode will be approximately 30 minutes in length. 
  • Who can I write to if I have other questions? Just drop us an email to and we’ll be happy to reply.
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