Israel Election Paints a Bleak Picture For Progressives


Israel is holding its legislative elections on January 22 and, if the polls are any indication, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s joint Likud-Beiteinu Party is running away with voter support. Given Bibi’s nationwide popularity, this is not particularly surprising.

However, startling news of rapidly increasing right-wing acceptance, coupled with growing disarray among the center-left parties, warrants rising skepticism about the future of a democratic, Jewish state of Israel.