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Will Israeli Politics Find a Center?

As Israel heads toward elections, politicians must find whether the center will hold.
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Dr. Tal Becker is a Vice President and Senior Faculty of the Kogod Research Center at Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, where he leads educational initiatives on Israel and the Jewish world. In this capacity, he is a leading member of the Institute’s iEngage research seminar which produces the premier educational program on Israel engagement in North America, working to strengthen and re-imagine the relationship between Israel and World Jewry. Dr. Becker served, until recently,

Dr. Tal Becker, Engaging Israel Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, talks about whether any Israeli political parties can capture a true “center” in the potential 2012 elections, and make the “center” a place of true ideology and not just the place for people who can’t fit in any right- or left-wing party.

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