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Netanyahu’s Election Win Dealt a Grievous Blow to Judaism

Over numerous election campaigns, Benjamin Netanyahu has continually used Jewishness as a dividing and binding means to ensure his own political success

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

This hasn’t been a good week for Israel’s fragile and limited democracy. It has seen the return to office of Benjamin Netanyahu, a prime minister who is on trial for bribery and fraud, and incited during the campaign against the Arab minority. Furthermore, on Election Night, he embarked on a totally false series of accusations of voter fraud that he claimed – without any basis in reality – were taking place at polling places in the Arab community.

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