Tipping Point Podcast

Episode 97 - Party-Hopping

- January 09, 2019

In our new series of weekly elections podcasts, Tipping Point hosts IDI President Yohanan Plesner and Prof. Abraham Diskin for a conversation on the latest political developments.

In a week that saw Ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked separating from their party, while Zionist Camp leader Avi Gabbai dramatically terminated his partnership with opposition leader Tzipi Livni, we asked our panelists which event will have the biggest impact on the election (01:17).

Also, the panelists try their luck as Campaign Cupid (06:35): Will Kulanu’s Moshe Kahlon take Livni in? Will former IDF chief of general staff, Benny Gantz, join forces with Yair Lapid, and if so, who will agree to be Number 2? Could there be a “Likud Beitenu” comeback?

And before wrapping up, the conversation heats up as Diskin and Plesner spar over whether Israel’s multi-party system and subsequent fragmentation of public representation is good for democracy and for governance (15:24).

***The views expressed during the course of this podcast do not necessarily reflect the position of The Israel Project.


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