[ View the story "Israel's new right" on Storify] Israel's new right With a projected win for conservative parties, where is Israel's left?
The Stream· Tue, Jan 22 2013 10:49:16
If predictions are confirmed, Netanyahu will be responsible for creating a coalition government that has the support of at least 61 members of the 120-seat parliament.
According to the head of research at "
The Israel Democracy Institute," Religious and ultra-orthodoxJews and settlers in the West Bank are expected to win asignificant presence in the country's 19th Knesset.
focused attention on Israel's pressing socio-economic issues like the rising cost of housing and the growing gap between the country's rich and poor. The following video features the organisers of the J14 protests discussing how it will influence the election (click the "closed captions" button for English subtitles):
Avodah - Israeli Election Ad 2013 (English Subtitles) J14 Protestsisraelielections2013
Below are two efforts to inspire voters to head to the polls:
אבא תתעורר! Wake up Daddy! - בחירות 2013onevoiceisrael08
עוד רגע והכל מתפוצץ...ajstream
Many speculate Netanyahu's coalition will feature mostly right-wing parties. The Bayit Yehudi (or "Jewish Home") party was among the most popular, and supports pro-settlement policies such as annexing the West Bank. Below are two videos promoting the party:
The Bayit Yehudi - Because Israel is Your Jewish HomeGzRE2VEhb4Ls5ZmXUQi0fg
Jeremy Gimpel Responds: Why The Bayit Yehudi?GzRE2VEhb4Ls5ZmXUQi0fg
Shas - Israeli Election Ad 2013 (English Subtitles)israelielections2013
Israeli democracy gone mad? Israeli activists give votes to Palestinians via online initiativejewishnewsone
Netizens from all over the world discussed what the election meant for Israel's future:
@AJEnglish @AJStream the more anti israel the middle east becomes, the bigger the hardline right wing candidate has for chances of winning.Michael Nunn
@AJStream sucessive regimes have proved that it is the "agreed upon" plan of all #israel'is to continue #occupation of #palestine.Sheikh Waseem Gulzar
The #Israelielection may not seen that relevant but it could have big impact on US foreign policy.Matt Szafranski