Does Netanyahu’s New Government Spell the End of Democracy in Israel?
In the wake of its November 1 elections, Israel is about to usher in an extremist far-right government led by Binyamin Netanyahu and made up of an axis of Jewish supremacists, authoritarians, and religious fundamentalists. While democracy has never existed in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, the new Israeli government is liable to bring about the “end of democracy” (to quote lame-duck prime minister, Yair Lapid) within the Green Line border as well. On Wednesday, December 21, at 12:30pm US Eastern Time, we’re joined by a panel of experts who helped us understand in greater detail the impending danger to liberal democracy and the implications this has for both the citizens of Israel and the Palestinians under occupation. - Mairav Zonszein, Senior Analyst on Israel-Palestine at the International Crisis Group - Sally Abed, Member of the Secretariat of the Israeli NGO, Standing Together - Thair Abu Ras (moderator), Fellow at the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies The moderated discussion was followed by Q&A with the audience.