Israelis going to the polls in a critical election in less than two months, and the frontrunners are starting to solidify their strong positions. The current trends allude to a clash of conflicting ideologies, and voter demographics will be key in determining the outcome of the March elections.
J Street’s Women’s Leadership Forum hosted a special briefing with with Molad Managing Director Mikhael Manekin to discuss what the final lists mean for voting participation and the current political dynamics.
About Mikhael Manekin: Mikhael is the managing director of Molad, the Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy. In this capacity, Mikhael manages the political work of Molad, which includes both strategic and policy work with members of the coalition and opposition, and with relevant political parties. Prior to Molad, Mikhael directed Breaking the Silence, an IDF veterans organization that collects and publishes testimonies of soldiers who served in the Occupied Territories. Mikhael’s publications and writing focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and on the political strategies of the left. Mikhael lives in Jerusalem with his wife, a Yiddish scholar, and two daughters.