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Two Years, Four Elections: The Twists and Turns of Israel’s Political Deadlock

Israelis go to the polls – yet again – on 23 March.

In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Mairav Zonszein lays out the stakes for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the direction of Israel’s domestic politics and foreign policy.

  • Mairav Zonszein
  • ICG

What is this election about?

This election seems to be about one thing only: should Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be in or out?

More substantively, it is about whether the hybrid opposition to Netanyahu (spanning right to left) can muster enough votes to break a two-year stalemate and end his hegemony in…

Since 2019, Netanyahu, the…

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