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Election Results Are In: How Will the Next Government Bridge Israel’s Religious-Secular Divide?

Election Results Are In: How Will the Next Government Bridge Israel’s Religious-Secular Divide?

January 23, 2013 in Latest
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Yesh Atid, the newly formed political party headed by veteran journalist Yair Lapid was the surprise winner in yesterday’s elections in Israel. A centrist party that advocates for universal conscription, it won 19 seats, making it the second largest party after Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beytenu.

 

But as Netanyahu tries to cobble together a government, one question looms: How will the next Israeli government bridge the growing secular-religious divide?

 

Aluff Benn, editor-in-chief of the Israeli daily Haaretz explores that question, as well as the divide that separates Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in the current issue of Moment.

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