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Alex Traiman, Managing Director and Jerusalem Bureau Chief of JNS.org
About this webinar:
On March 23rd, the people of Israel went to the polls for the fourth time within two years. As of writing these words, no clear and decisive electoral victory has been determined for any one candidate. Although Prime Minister Netanyahu maintained a decisive lead over all of his challengers, because of the electoral process in Israel, a coalition must be formed in order to reach a majority, consisting of that magic number of 61, out of 120 Knesset seats.
Please join us as we feature Alex Traiman, Managing Director and Jerusalem Bureau Chief of JNS.org, who will help explain the rather convoluted process of “horse-trading” and what goes into forming a coalition government. Hopefully, he will help answer some rather gnawing questions, including: Are the people of Israel doomed to go to a 5th election within two years? Is the system so broken it cannot be fixed? If it can be fixed, how do Israelis go about doing it? Does this system condemn both personal and ideological rivals to sit together within the same coalition?
Alex Traiman is the Managing Director and Jerusalem Bureau Chief of JNS.org. Alex has his finger on the pulse of everything that is happening in Israel and within the Israeli Knesset. He has written scores of articles and had directed and produced major films, such critically acclaimed as “Iranium” and “Honor Diaries.”