A special Fathom Highlight offers three perspectives on the results of the Israeli elections and Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory. Deputy Editor of Fathom Calev Ben-Dor discusses potential challenges for the future Netanyahu government in the form of ultra-Orthodox conscription, the Trump peace plan, and the ongoing corruption investigations; Policy Director at the Israel Policy Forum Michael J. Koplow believes the likely new coalition will make American Jews feel even more marginalised in Israel; and Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Hugh Lovatt argues that like left-wing politics around the world, Israel’s left is facing an existential crisis, particularly due to its inability to renew itself and articulate a left-wing platform that can excite voters.

In addition, a new eBook containing every contribution to Fathom’s IsraelVotes2019 series can be accessed here.

Our Image of the Week shows the counting of ballots from soldiers and diplomats at the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, a day after the general elections. 10 April 2019. Image from Noam Revkin Fenton, Flash90.

Our Voice of the Week is PBS News Hour reporter John Yang discussing how corruption charges weren’t enough to stop Benjamin Netanyahu’s momentum in Tuesday’s elections, and what his success means for peace. 10 April 2019.