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Post-Election Update: Center vs. Right

Israel’s political center and its right wing are two of several political ‘tribes’ that shape the national discourse

Central Election Committee workers count the remaining election ballots at the Knesset in Jerusalem, March 25, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Central Election Committee workers count the remaining election ballots at the Knesset in Jerusalem, March 25, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

As the dust is settling from Israel’s fourth election in two years, the directions of the country’s various political movements have evolved and changed in ways worthy of reflection and evaluation. In part one of this special, two-part election episode, Donniel Hartman and Yossi Klein Halevi discuss and define Israel’s political center and its right wing as two of several political ‘tribes’ shaping the national discourse, with the left, the Haredi, and the Arab ‘tribes’ to be explored in part two.

For Heaven’s Sake is a podcast from the Shalom Hartman Institute’s iEngage Project that revives the lost art of Jewish debate for the sake of illuminating a topic, not sowing division. The podcast draws its name from the concept of Machloket l’shem shemayim, “Disagreeing for the sake of heaven.”

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