The author gives numerous explanations for the decline range of the Israeli left: from what might be called a primordial approach – a deeply nationalist and perhaps ultimately illiberal nature of the Israeli political culture – to a historic focus on the failure of the peace process with the Palestinians from the 1990s.
Other explanations look at failures of the political system, poor strategic decisions of left-wing parties, old or failing internal party institutions, weak or inappropriate leaders of the left or poor political campaigns.
Written by: Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin
Published by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Israel.
Israel, October 2020
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