Netanyahu Rolls Out His New Government; Jewish Americans React

Jewish Politics & Power is published every other week. Sign up for our newsletter for updates. 1. Rabbis are Speaking Out In a midnight phone call to Israeli president Isaac Herzog, Benjamin Netanyahu formally informed him that he had succeeded in forming a new government based on a coalition made up of his own Likud party, two ultra-Orthodox parties and the Religious Zionist bloc—a joint list consisting of three far-right political parties. On Thursday, he will present his new government to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, and upon approval, Netanyahu’s sixth government will be sworn in, heralding the most extreme ruling coalition in Israel’s history. Bibi’s partners haven’t made this final stretch of negotiations any easier for him. As the presumptive prime minister made his rounds in the American media trying to convince an overseas audience that despite his seemingly far-right...

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Zionophobia: A Wide Open Conversation with Judea Pearl

What is Zionophobia and how is it different from Antisemitism—and what can be done about it? Is Israel key to the survival of the Jewish people? Moment editor-in-chief Nadine Epstein speaks with Judea Pearl, who grew up in Israel and is the father of journalist Daniel Pearl who was killed by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002.

This program is part of a Moment series on antisemitism supported by the Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation.

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