Israeli Politics Explained – Right, Left, Elections, Netanyahu, and Everything in Between | Unpacked

Israeli Politics Explained - Right, Left, Elections, Netanyahu, and Everything in Between | Unpacked

Politics are complicated, especially Israeli politics. Why do Israelis keep having elections? What parties make up the Knesset — Israel’s parliament? A party needs at least 61 seats to form a government, but no single party has ever come close to winning that many seats, which means that parties have had to team up with one another to form a “Coalition Government.” Currently, getting those 61 seats has proved more of a challenge than ever, causing Israelis to go to the polls four times in three years. Are they stuck in an endless cycle?

This video will help you make heads and tails of what you read in the news – the issues at hand, the various politicians, what “right” and “left” even means anymore, and how one man — Benjamin Netanyahu — managed to eclipse even the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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– Channel 9
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– Greens EFA/François Alfonsi
– i24 News
– IDF Spokesperson
– Israel GPO
– Israel Resilience Party
– Israel Social TV
– Israel Central Elections Committee
– Israel’s Judicial Branch
– Israeli PM Office
– Israel Police Spokesperson
– Kan 11
– Kan Digital
– Keshet/N12
– Knesset
– Knesset Channel
– Likud
– Macrovector/Freepik
– Manufacturers Association of Israel
– Meretz
– PBS NewsHour
– Reshet 13
– Shas
– The Marker
– TRT World
– White House
– Yesh Atid
– Yisrael Beytenu
– Ynet
– Yomanei Karmel/Herzliya Studios
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  1. Do you think Lapid will manage to form a government, will Netanyahu get another chance, or are we heading towards a fifth round of elections?

  2. Netanyahu allying himself with far-right settler extremists has sparked violence in Jerusalem and risks all-out chaos.
    With this war criminal posing with flags of Lions on each side, wonder where he has stolen these from?
    China, Sweden, Skåne-region ?
    Not to mention that they too can be connected to the two LL initials as residents in some of these places.
    The corruption by this war criminal is the core of the Mossad regime – found in every city on earth.

  3. Yeah.. Someone enjoying 3.8b$ American donation! Life is pretty stable here.
    there is a Chinese say:  earn fame by spending another's money.

    Living by Another's money, another's arm, another's home, another's land!!!

    Stop man ..

  4. I actually hate the Israel parliamentary system, it's a British colonial system and not Jewish at all. Because the way Israel was created we have a western state with Jewish decorations like the menorah and star of David.

  5. Israeli here. This is surprisingly accurate. I'm also a student for Political Sciences (M.A), so for me it's the perfect time for elections chaos.

  6. Even If God created 1 tribe you would still find something to divide yourself. There is only 1 party and that is God’s party. Follow it or you will have to be forced to follow it as soon as your resurrected for judgment. This is for those who have the knowledge.

  7. למה אתם מתארים את ערי הפריפריה כ"עיירות קטנות של מעמד הפועלים"? מה נדפק אתכם? ניתוק כזה טרם נראה. חצופים 😡😡😡😡

  8. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) = Yeshua!

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