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Are religious Zionists the new ruling elite?

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Published: 16 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Successors of Rabbi Kook are Israel's new ruling elite – Ari Shavit – Haaretz 11.08.16
The elite that Herzog comes from is characterised by a poverty of ideas, inaction and weakness of spirit. Survey: support for the national camp is three times higher than support for the peace camp, while support for the religious Zionist party is twice as high as support for the party that founded the state.

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Zionist Union implodes, Yesh Atid soars in latest polls – The Times of Israel 11.08.16
Centre-left opposition mainstay collapses to 8 and 10 seats, while Yair Lapid’s centrist party doubles to 22; coalition parties also get a boost. The implosion of the centre-left has been evident in every major political poll in recent months.

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