Matti Friedman profiled six of the more compelling Knesset candidates over recent weeks, for a series of articles we called “In the running.”
Renegade rabbi and politician Haim Amsalem, expelled from Shas for taking on the sacred cows of ultra-Orthodox politics, thinks Israel could learn a thing or two from his father’s Judaism
Elazar Stern brings his unique brand of blunt, Orthodox, centrist Zionism from the military to the 2013 election
Ayelet Shaked wants to bring the ideology of the settlements from the West Bank into the Israeli mainstream. With her Jewish Home party surging in the polls, she might do just that
Omer Barlev — son of a former chief of staff, the ex-commander of one of the army’s most elite units and a hi-tech entrepreneur — knew Benjamin Netanyahu as a soldier. He has few kind words for him today
Until now, Danny Danon was a marginal character from the extremist back benches. In the next Knesset, he will be at the heart of Israel’s ruling party
In the jungle of the Knesset, Hanna Swaid is an endangered species. The final installment in a six-part series of profiles ahead of the elections
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