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Israeli Politics Return with a Vengeance

Episode 2 of Israel Update: Mike and Gadi discuss the Israeli left, its Supreme Court, and the challenges facing Netanyahu from Biden

Gadi Taub
Michael Doran
January 02, 2024
Israel Update
Israel Update is a video podcast hosted by Israeli historian and political commentator Gadi Taub and Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. The show offers news from the ground as well as an unparalleled insider perspective on the war.
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Gadi Taub and Mike Doran see Israeli politics returning with a vengeance. The Israeli left, with an assist from elements in the military, is promoting a campaign depicting “settler violence” in the West Bank as the impediment to a two-state solution. Meanwhile the Israeli Supreme Court has nullified an amendment to a semi-constitutional Basic Law, thus taking for itself veto power over the formation of what Israel has for a constitution. The campaign against the settlers and the move to overturn the law both target the right. These developments come as the Biden administration pushes Prime Minister Netanyahu to ride roughshod over his right-wing coalition partners who oppose the return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza.

Gadi Taub is an author, historian, and op-ed columnist. He is co-host of Tablet’s Israel Update podcast.

Michael Doran is Director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East and a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.