On 9 April 2019, Israelis go to the polls to elect their 21st parliament. Some 6.34 million Israelis are entitled to vote, and over 40 parties are running—but polls suggest only a dozen or so will win seats in the Knesset. This explainer outlines the positions and key figures of the main contenders.
The Israeli Supreme Court’s recent decision to bar an extremist candidate from running in the country’s 2019 general election shows that the court is still the ultimate check on the political system. But the ruling also raises important questions about definitions of extremism and freedom of expression.
Israel and Egypt’s record of trade is poor, but this in-depth study finds untapped potential for trade in a number of areas. This is one of three papers detailing Israel’s trading relationships, alongside others looking at relations with Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.
There is significant untapped potential for Israeli-Arab trade and economic cooperation. This paper provides a basis for a deeper and wider examination of measures, projects and initiatives that could unleash this potential.
A two-state solution – and a political process with the involvement of the Arab world – is only viable if the Palestinian Authority (PA) can remain stable, providing security, and social and economic progress.