Israelis And Palestinians Await A Far-Right Government With Bated Breath

Jewish ultranationalists are about to have a lot more power in Israel. Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to office after his far-right coalition won elections last month. And he’s already named two of the most incendiary figures in Israeli politics to key positions in the government.

The new government could stir internal divisions among Israel’s citizens, push to erode the rights of minorities and set off further conflict with Palestinians.

NPR’s Daniel Estrin has been talking with Israelis and Palestinians about the future they see under what’s expected to be the most right-wing government in Israel’s history.

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