The Case for Optimism Regarding the New Israeli Government

What is the silver lining in what lies ahead?

“In nearly every instance of the umpteen times I have spoken about the Israeli election results over the past week, I inevitably get some version of the same question, which is “what is the silver lining in what lies ahead?” I have been worried about the prospects for the next Israeli government for months and am as alarmed about the influence of Bezalel Smotrich, Itamar Ben Gvir, and their band of radical revanchist racists as I can possibly be. Nevertheless, there is a case to be made that things will not be as bad as they appear, and that the warnings about what will happen next are overblown.”

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