The Soon-to-End Coalition that Nurtured Two Visions of Israel

It has been a government of dual national reconciliation – between Jews and Arabs, between Jews and Jews. The alternative is the unraveling of Israeli cohesion.

“Before the eulogies begin for this strange, wildly disparate, increasingly dysfunctional and soon-to-collapse government, let’s pause on its first anniversary to celebrate its extraordinary achievement.

Against all odds, this government has succeeded in simultaneously modeling Israel’s two uneasy national identities, as a Jewish state, responsible for the fate of the Jewish people, and as a democratic state, responsible for the fate of all its citizens, Jewish or Arab.”

Read the complete blog post on Times of Israel.

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