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What are Israelis Saying with Their Votes?

When voters define themselves by their party, what values are they actually expressing? Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi and Elana Stein Hain discuss.

Israelis cast their votes at a voting station in Jerusalem, during the elections for the 24th Knesset, March 23, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Israelis cast their votes at a voting station in Jerusalem, during the elections for the 24th Knesset, March 23, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Israeli voters have been stalwart in their political party loyalties and no amount of campaigning seems able to sway them. When voters define themselves by their party, what values are they actually expressing? Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi and Elana Stein Hain ask what are the meaningful divisions that we can discern within the parties themselves and is the political divide an expression of ideological, tribal, or cultural divides? Listen here:

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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