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Israel Goes to the Polls…Again

March 11, 2020

Episode Notes:

On March 2, Israel held its third national election in less than a year. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the most seats, but not enough for a majority. The country’s political system is still at an impasse as major parties negotiate to form a coalition government.

Natan Sachs — director of the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution — joins the Warcast to discuss Israel’s recent election and what it means for its foreign policy and U.S-Israel ties.

[ 00:51 ] Latest election results

[ 02:13 ] Reasons for electoral deadlock

[ 06:08 ] Implications for Israeli foreign policy and ties with Washington

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