Electoral Dysfunction, part II

The Jewish Story

Electoral Dysfunction, part II

October 22, 2022

The unity government wasn't born yesterday, it has a long history in Israel. Tune in to this ongoing exploration of the evolution of Israel's electoral system to learn about the government shared by ex-underground fighter Yitzchak Shamir and Shimon Peres through the 80s, how it held together Mizrachi pride, religious tension and territorial confusion. A government that withdrew from Lebanon, tamed galloping inflation and faced the First Intifada before being brought down by the infamous "dirty trick."

Photo Credit: Israel GPO HARNIK NATI, 03/15/1988

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