Jerusalem Report

Liberman’s bad law

The high election threshold will constitute a significant barrier and will likely leave the Knesset closed to new forces.

Arabs voting
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IN MID-MARCH Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman won a battle in which Israeli society was the big loser. But make no mistake the struggle is far from over.

Liberman managed to press the disparate members of the governing coalition into supporting a sharp rise in the minimum threshold for parliamentary representation – a move more than 90 of the 120 members of the Knesset would have opposed in a free vote.

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