Israel at the Polls 2006

1st Edition

Shmeul Sandler, Manfred Gerstenfeld, Jonathan Rynhold

Routledge
Published April 9, 2008
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9780415413619 - CAT# RU3613Z

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Summary

The 2006 elections constitute a major redrawing of the political map in Israel due to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s exit from the Likud party and his creation of a new centre party, Kadima. Following Israel’s unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, Sharon formed Kadima taking many former Likud MKs, and prominent members of the Labour party with him.

Focusing particularly on the various political parties, the election campaign in the media and the main issues at stake in the election including: foreign and defence policies, social and economic issues, as well as, the issue of corruption, this book examines the impact of this reorganization of the political map. The impact of events in the Palestinian Authority and other external factors are also discussed, as well as the challenges for the new government, in the wake of the election results.

This book was previously published as a special issue of Israel Affairs.

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