Israel’s Crisis of Leadership

The American Interest

Israel is a state facing significant “wicked” challenges, both as a result of developments in its region and in its internal arena. Addressing them will require deft, steady, and courageous political leadership. The problem is that, according to the Israeli public and to former Israeli Cabinet Ministers and senior officials I met with recently, this kind of leadership is in short supply.

This past month, the Israel Democracy Institute published its annual Israeli Democratic Index for 2017, based on a wide-ranging survey of public opinion in Israel. This year’s findings were mixed. A majority of Israelis continue to believe…

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