18 March Event: Processing the Israeli election results with Naomi Chazan

Naomi ChazanNIF Australia invites you to a post-election conversation with Naomi Chazan. Naomi, with more than a decade of experience in the Knesset, will help process all the results from the election, and provide insight on Israel’s likely direction going forward.

Wednesday March 18th at 8pm (Sydney/Melbourne time)

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Will President Reuven Rivlin commission Benjamin Netanyahu, or Isaac ‘Buji’ Herzog, to form government? Will Israel once again have a right/centre-right government, or a left/centre-left? Or is it more likely Likud and the ‘Zionist Camp’ will come together to form a national unity government? A governing coalition can take as long as 4-6 weeks to resolve, but the election’s results will give a hint as to what is to come.

In our conversation with Naomi we will answer all the election's biggest questions:

  • What were the voters biggest issues: defence and security, socio-economic issues, religion and state?
  • How successful were the left and centre-left parties in convincing the electorate of the importance to deal with socio-economic issues?
  • How successful were the left and centre-left parties in convincing the electorate that they are just as trustworthy on security issues?
  • Was a growing concern with the rise in racism towards Israeli Arabs and other minority groups reflected in the voting patterns?
  • This election was also called a referendum on the future of democracy in Israel - to what degree did the electorate take this into consideration when voting?
  • Were there any surprises (both positive and negative) from the election results?
  • To what degree did the raising of the electoral threshold impact on the results?

Some articles by Naomi Chazan:

About Naomi Chazan:

Naomi Chazan was a member of the Knesset for Meretz between 1992 and 2003, and served as Deputy Speaker from 1996. As president of the New Israel Fund she launched NIF Australia in 2011. She is currently the Dean of the School of Government and Society at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem.