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Knesset coalitions run Israel. Multiple parties participate, at times new ones.
No single party has enough support to gain a 61-seat Knesset majority.
On Tuesday, Israelis will again go to the polls.
Competing parties include Netanyahu’s Likud, Yesh Lapid, New Hope, Labor, Yamina, Shas, United Torah Judaism, Israel Beiteinu, Kahol Lavan, Meretz, Religious Zionism, New Economic Party, Joint (Arab) List (combining Hadash, Balad and Ta’al), and United Arab List running on its own.
Comprising around 20% of Israel’s population, Arab citizens are treated like fifth column threats.
They’re discriminated against, denied their fundamental rights, and have no say over how apartheid Israel is run.
Hard right Zionist ideologues and religious fundamentalists run the country.
A fantasy democracy like the US and other Western societies, the real thing is effectively banned.
Ordinary Israeli Jews and Arab citizens are powerless. Militant extremists run things.
Millions of Occupied Palestinians are harmed most, notably about two million Gazans.
Suffocating under a repressive blockade since 2007, time and again the Strip is invaded and terror-bombed by Israel at its discretion.
When farcical elections are held, Israeli voters effectively get to choose between death by hanging or firing squad.
Most Israelis are unaware of how greatly their rights eroded under hardline Netanyahu-led rule.
According to final poll results last Tuesday, neither the pro-or-anti-Netanyahu bloc has enough support for a 61-seat Knesset majority.
Naftali Bennett’s Yamina Party is uncommitted. Whichever bloc it aligns with post-election could tip the balance of power in its favor.
Last Tuesday’s poll showed Netanyahu-led Likud winning 31 seats, followed by Yesh Atid with 19, New Hope and Yamina each with 9, Shas with 8, United Torah Judaism (UTJ) and Yisrael Beytenu with seven each.
Labor and the Religious Zionist Party are each projected to win 5 seats, Blue and White, Meretz and Ra’am each with 4.
The above are projections. Tuesday election results could surprise — though based on most past elections,