Will religion & state be at the center of the election campaign in Israel? (02:56) Who benefits from putting this topic at the top of the agenda? (03:50) And are we on the brink of a cultural war in Israel? (05:06)
On Tipping Point’s latest episode, with Prof. Yedidia Stern (Israel Democracy Institute, Bar Ilan University), we find out.
Is there any hope that the disagreements over religion and state will be resolved after the September elections? (07:14)
How will demographic changes in Israel impact the power of the ultra Orthodox in Israel? (09:35)
And can a viable solution to the draft bill issue be found? (11:58)
Also on this podcast – is Israel more Jewish or democratic? (16:44)
Can Israel become a state governed by religious law? (18:39) And is the fight over Shabbat about to erupt again? (23:55)
Before wrapping up, Prof. Stern explains why he is still an optimist when it comes to Israel’s future. (28:04)