Third Time's the Charm: Analyzing the Israeli Election

Wed, March 11, 2020 7:30 PM - Wed, March 11, 2020 9:00 PM at 332 S. Case Hall

MSU PLS is pleased to cosponsor "Third Time's the Charm: Analyzing the Israeli Election" on Wednesday March 11 in James Madison College Library, 332 S. Case Hall. Featured speakers include Professor Yael Aranoff, James Madison and Professor Elie Reckhess (Northwestern). 

On March 2, 2020, almost immediately after Israel’s third election in one year, Professor Elie Rekhess and Professor Yael Aronoff will analyze these historic elections and their implications. Israel’s politics and society are so polarized, that for the first time in history, no leading party has been able to form a coalition over two consecutive elections. How have parties re-aligned, and adapted platforms and strategies, in order to try to create a recipe for success the third time around? What were the varied domestic and foreign policy goals? How in particular have Arab Israeli parties coalesced to increase their influence? What are their (various) priorities, and how do they impact the leading parties’ ability to form coalitions? What are possible coalitions that could be formed as a consequence of the March 2nd election and what are the possible domestic and foreign policy implications? Come hear the insights of two experts on Israeli politics and join a lively discussion.