January 22, 2013

Israel's new right

With a projected win for conservative parties, where is Israel's left?

Israelis head to the polls on Tuesday with expectations Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be re-elected with a reinforced political right. Israel Democracy Institute suggests one in six Knesset members will be West Bank settlers. As Israel is projected to move to the right, we ask: where are the voices behind the left-leaning social protest movement of 2011?

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Hilary Krieger, @HilaryKrieger
Washington Bureau Chief, Jerusalem Post

Ilan Manor, @Ilan_Manor
Israeli Blogger and Writer

Yigal Rambam, Budour Hassan (@budour48), Elizabeth Tsurkov (@Elizrael), and Liel Leibovitz (@Liel) join us in the Google+ hangout.

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