Israel is heading to the polls for the fifth time in three and a half years following the collapse of the so-called ‘change’ government. Although a decisive result is not expected, this is nevertheless a crucial election which might have a profound long-term impact on the character of the country.
Once again it is not about which party gains the most seats, but whether the ‘anyone but Bibi’ bloc or the ‘only Bibi’ one will win a majority in the Knesset, enough to form the next coalition government. This will determine the direction Israel will be heading in its domestic affairs, rule of law, and relations with the Palestinians, Iran and the rest of the region and the world.
The event will be held on the record and live-streamed on the MENA Programme’s Facebook page.