The Roots of Right-Wing Dominance in Israel

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Most commentators have focused on Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s personal qualities to explain what looked to many to be an unlikely election victory.

  • Shlomo Avineri
  • Project Syndicate

But there are important structural reasons for Likud’s durability in power, and a strong economy is just the start.

JERUSALEM – Binyamin Netanyahu’s latest electoral success, winning a fifth term as Israel’s prime minister, is by any measure a remarkable achievement for him and his right-wing Likud party.

Serious corruption charges did not seem to diminish his popularity among his base, and…

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