Essential Geopolitics: Why Israel's Next Election is Worth Monitoring

Dec 17, 2019 | 11:00 GMT

Israel is going back to the polls again amid a deep parliamentary deadlock. But as the country prepares to hold its third election in a year, some domestic political considerations could have an outsize influence on the region — and even politics far beyond its shores. Indeed, for acting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, there's no time like the present to move forward with controversial land grabs given that his biggest defender of policies, U.S. President Donald Trump, is getting ready for his own tough reelection bid, according to Stratfor Middle East and North Africa analyst Ryan Bohl. 

Together, issues including land, the Palestinians, Israel's culture wars and more make the March 2020 election one to watch.

Listen in as Bohl sits down with Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton in the latest edition of our Essential Geopolitics podcast to discuss just how Israel's short-term internal politics will affect global geopolitics in 2020. 

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