This March 12 photo shows Israelis in Ramat Gan walking by campaign posters showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israelis vote March 17 in an election seen as a referendum on Netanyahu's tenure.

This March 12 photo shows Israelis in Ramat Gan walking by campaign posters showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israelis vote March 17 in an election seen as a referendum on Netanyahu's tenure.

Israelis cast their votes March 18 for prime minister. Polls taken in recent weeks suggest that after nearly nine years in office, Benjamin Netanyahu may be losing support. He’s been criticized both in Israel and abroad for his efforts to undercut President Barack Obama on negotiations with Iran. His most serious challenger promises greater focus on domestic economic issues, but it’s not clear that the success of either candidate will lead to progress on the question of peace with the Palestinians. Please join us to discuss the elections in Israel.

Guests

  • Nathan Guttman Washington correspondent, Channel 1 Israeli News and The Jewish Daily Forward.
  • Neri Zilber Visiting scholar, Washington Institute Near East Policy.
  • Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen Director, Arab-Israeli programs, U.S. Institute of Peace.

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