There are so many discussions swirling around this Israeli election. I’ve tried to distill them into several posts. Direct links below. We’re on air at 1800GMT.
Archive for February 9th, 2009
We will of course talk with Israelis about their relations with the Palestinians. But this is also an opportunity to hear what other issues matter to people here. If you’ve questions on other aspects of Israelis’ lives and beliefs, let us know and we’ll do our best to get you answers.
In Jerusalem on Tuesday, we’ll have a group of Israelis on WHYS who will have just voted. I’m looking for specific practical suggestions of what you’d like the new government to do for it to contribute to Israel, the region and the world in a way that you feel will benefit us all? And while polemic and history both have their place, for this post let’s stick to policy and actions, and be as specific as you can.
He’s the leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu party and is having a serious impact on this election. He’s demanding that all Israelis – including Arabs – declare loyalty to Israel as a Jewish state. Sound reasonable? As he’s sitting in third in the polls, ahead of the once mighty Labor Party, a lot of Israelis believe so. Continue reading ‘Meet Avignor Lieberman’
Proportional representation undoubtedly shares power in a completely different way to first past the post. The permutations of coalition building, and policy trading are detailed in mind-boggling length in this morning’s papers. PR also completely alters the way politicians deal with each other. Continue reading ‘Would you want this kind of government?’