Episode Number
54
Meretz legislator Gaby Lasky: Israel's ruling coalition divided ideologically, but united on bettering citizens’ lives 
On Israel with Ben Caspit, an Al-Monitor podcast
Meretz legislator Gaby Lasky: Israel's ruling coalition divided ideologically, but united on bettering citizens’ lives
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Ben hosts this week legislator Gaby Lasky of the leftwing Meretz party. Lasky, a human rights activist who had served as head of anti-occupation NGO Peace Now, is now member of the new ruling coalition, headed by pro-settler Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Lasky says that five months ago no one could have imagined such a coalition could be formed or was even possible. "This government faces so many missions that are important for Israeli society. No one now is inciting citizens against other citizens. The prime minister believes he is the leader of all Israeli citizens. This should be the norm, but for the last twelve years it wasn’t," she noted. 
Links:
-Can Lapid-Bennett coalition keep it together? - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East
-Is Israel breaking left under Bennett? - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East
-Israeli prime minister's dysfunctional, fragile coalition hits reality - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East
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