Election Podcasts

Tipping Point Episode 96 - Ready, Set, Vote!

- December 25, 2018

With early elections in Israel set for April 9th, Tipping point hosted political analyst, Prof. Abraham Diskin, for an in-depth conversation on what may be Netanyahu’s last campaign.

How would a possible indictment against the prime minister impact results? (03:02) Which party will pivot in the upcoming elections? (07:17)
Will the political stars be able to meet the high threshold needed to enter the Knesset (09:25), and how does this threshold actually harm the larger parties, contrary to popular belief (12:28)?

Also on this podcast: Can Benny Gantz be Israel’s next prime minister (13:54) and what are the four major issues of this campaign (14:54)?
We examine whether a publication of President Trump’s peace plan may help or hinder Netanyahu’s chances of winning (17:07) and whether the premier is entering this election campaign at a disadvantage security wise (19:44).

Before we wrap up, Professor Diskin provides his bets for the elections results and the key figures involved (26:05) and discusses the most fascinating election in the country’s history and guessing whether the current campaign can overshadow it (32:03).

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