The 2015 Israeli General Election: The Triumph of Jewish Skepticism, the Emergence of Arab Faith
Abstract:The results of the 2015 Israeli election, primarily the sweeping victory of Binyamin Netanyahu's Likud party, surprised most analysts. In this article we employ political scientist Michael Oakeshott's distinction in arguing that the campaign dynamics and the consequent electoral results reflect the triumph of a "politics of skepticism" among Jews, and the emergence of a "politics of faith" among Israel 's Arab-Palestinian citizens. Both derive from a combination of external and domestic circumstances and their effective exploitation by charismatic political leaders.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2017-03-01
The Middle East Institute has published The Middle East Journal quarterly since 1947. The Journal provides original and objective research and analysis, as well as source material, on the area from Morocco to Pakistan and including Central Asia. The Journal provides the background necessary for an understanding and appreciation of the region's political and economic development, cultural heritage, ethnic and religious diversity.
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