Who can curb their Zionism on election day? The low-down on Israel's radical-right race
With elections looming, many Israeli politicians have been looking to rant about Iranian nuclear attacks and push on with settlement building. The all-important right wing Zionist vote is the key to success and Israeli PM, Binyamin Netanyahu, knows it.
But Zionism is not the only story at the Jewish state’s polling booths and liberal voters are keen not to ignore the elephant in the room: Palestine. Sadly for them, the First Lady of the Left, Tzipi Livni, has been mired in more scandal than an Islamist politician, leaving them out in the electoral cold. Continue reading below »
For parties across the spectrum, the economy is still key and like many of the Arab Spring nations around them, ordinary Israelis have been protesting spending cuts like never before. No sector is facing economic woes like the 20% of Israelis who are Arab in origin yet they are the least likely to vote.
For Israeli liberals this is a tragedy and many have been doing their best to get Arab representation off the sidelines and into office. However, Israel would be nothing without their ultra-right-wing radicals and even Prime Minister Netanyahu is not extreme enough for some.
With a new, more Zionist party, springing up to attack his voter base, could this be the election to boot out Bibi for good?
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