Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

Voter turnout in today's Israeli elections is high. Check out our partner news agency, JTA's live blogging here .
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Benjamin Netan­yahu survived the Knesset elections on Jan. 22 to serve another term as prime minister but his party shrunk, his opponents grew and his challengers multiplied.
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Israel’s parliamentary system, in which voters choose a party instead of a candidate, makes for some narrowly focused parties and strange bedfellows.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
While English-language cam­paigns aren’t new in Israel, observers say this year’s effort feels larger and more sophisticated than those of elections past.
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By:
Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman
This election season started with great promise, and new parties and talented individuals have emerged across the political spectrum. The problem is that this influx hasn’t generated new ideas.
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