Five Factors That Could Change The Outcome of Israel’s New Elections

The Knesset just voted to re-run Israel’s election mere weeks after the last one. Here’s why it happened, and five things that could determine whether the result is the same–or dramatically different.

Hello from New Zealand, where I am nominally on vacation, but so committed to my readers that I am taking a break from my break to explain the latest craziness in Israeli politics! Over in Tablet Magazine, I have a piece up explaining why Israel is heading new elections just seven weeks after it held them, and the five wild cards that could alter the outcome this time around—from a Likud merger that could backfire, to an Arab maneuver aimed to increased turnout and build a Netanyahu-proof bloc.

Read the whole thing here.

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