Modern Israel celebrates its 73rd birthday this week. Let me put my cards on the table. I’m not dispassionate when it comes to the country. It is an unparalleled tale of tenacity and determination, of courage and renewal.
The indecisive results of the last Israeli election, the fourth in two years, are generally attributed to controversies surrounding Prime Minister Netanyahu. However, the focus on Netanyahu overlooks some of the more fundamental divisions within the Israeli society, which lie at the heart of the current political stalemate. The most important of these divisions are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the religious-secular divide.
When the U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Jewish Committee recently called on municipal leaders across the country to condemn antisemitism, Philadelphia was one of the first to join the Mayors United Against Antisemitism movement.
On March 23, Israelis returned to the polls for the fourth time in two years. As the country certifies the results, and the challenge of building a stable coalition begins, what’s next for the Israeli government? Join prominent Israeli experts as they dive into what’s next for the Jewish State.