Episode #120: Gantz Hardly Wait (feat. Ksenia Svetlova)

Author: Phil & Cooper

by Phil & Cooper Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

Back from Thanksgiving break, Phil and Cooper give a thorough rundown of everything that’s been happening in Israel lately. In the span of a month, Israel’s two leading politicians have failed to form a new government, there’s been violence at the Gaza-Israel border, and Prime Minister Netanyahu not only got a political victory from the Trump Administration, but got indicted as well. And to top it all off, Israel looks like it’s headed for an unprecedented third do-over election. Al-Monitor contributor and former Knesset member Ksenia Svetlova joins the podcast to discuss.

Extra Listening:

  • Episode #78, Honey I Shrunk My Coalition (11/29/2018): Phil, Cooper, and Danny Zaken discuss Netanyahu’s political majority falling apart after the departure of Avigdor Liberman along with threats of other cabinet members leaving.
  • Episode #101, Panic! At The Knesset (6/7/2019): Netanyahu fails at forming a majority government and calls snap elections for September.
  • Episode #113, Déjà-Yahu (9/20/2019): The second round of Israeli elections in 2019 show Gantz barely leading Netanyahu, but always signals another political stalemate.

Music: Noa Kirel - “Pouch” (  Spotify |   Apple Music)

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