February 4, 2023

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Resett interviews Netanyahu’s advisor on the new government of Israel (+)

Israeli Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu (TV), and Representative Itamar Ben Gvir, center, shake hands after being sworn in at the Israeli parliament, in the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Framed: Ariel Bilstein. Photo: AP/Maya Alleruzzo/Private.

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Despite Israel’s religious right’s landslide election and entry into government, a longtime Likud member and adviser to Prime Minister Netanyahu says religion’s role in the public sphere will not change.

Following the election results in Israel earlier this month, the veteran Israeli politician and longtime leader of the Likud party, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been tasked with forming a new government. As the religious oath in Israel fared particularly well in the elections, Netanyahu called on them all to form a new coalition government led by the Likud party.

With the most right-wing government in Israel’s history, the country can be expected to take a serious turn to the right on a wide range of political, social, religious, economic and security issues. But how exactly will this new, religiously oriented government affect the nature of secular society in Israel, and what kind of policies is it likely to pursue?

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Ariel Bolstein. Photo: private.

Ressett reached out to prominent Israeli political commentator and longtime Likud member, Ariel Bilstein, to get his views on these issues. Bulshtein has a regular column in Israel’s largest newspaper, Yisrael Hayom, where he comments on a wide range of political issues. Moreover, as an expert in the post-Soviet space, Bolshtein served as an advisor on everything related to the Russian-speaking world to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his previous governments.

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