Frontlines Podcast: What surprises to expect in the Israeli election

As the elections approach, 'The Jerusalem Post''s Gil Hoffman and Lahav Harkov discuss who is most likely to form the next coalition and which kind of government would be most likely to stick.

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March 12, 2015 15:22

What surprises to expect in next week's election

What surprises to expect in next week's election

 
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As the Israeli elections are fast approaching, The Jerusalem Post's chief political correspondent Gil Hoffman and Knesset reporter Lahav Harkov join this week's podcast, to provide a clearer picture of the possibilities for Israel's future coalition.

While Hoffman says the most stable coalition would be one made up of right and far-right parties, he thinks President Reuvlin Rivlin will try to force a national unity government with both Likud and the Zionist Union.

Harkov says the union of the Arab parties onto one joint list has turned them into a "force to be reckoned with", and says Joint List head Ayman Odeh could even end up being leader of the opposition.

 
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