Frontlines Podcast: That’s how the coalition crumbles

As Israel heads to early elections, 'Post's political correspondent predicts what Israelis can expect from new government; op-ed editor discusses segregated Arab, Jewish education.

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December 4, 2014 17:40
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That’s how the coalition crumbles

That’s how the coalition crumbles





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In this week's Frontlines Podcast, Israel is heading to early elections.

The governing coalition collapsed less than two years into its tenure, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Finance Minister Yair Lapid. Today, our chief political correspondent Gil Hoffman joins us to explain what straw broke the camel's back, and what we can expect to change after the new elections, scheduled for March 17.

Then, one of the divisive issues that helped tear apart the coalition was the so-called "Jewish State bill". Last weekend, as protesters denounced the law, vandals and arsonists targeted a Hebrew-Arab bilingual school in Jerusalem with extremist right-wing and anti-Arab graffiti. The Jerusalem Post's op-ed editor Seth Frantzman explains how the incident fits in the wider picture of segregated Jewish and Arab education systems in Israel.  


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