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A preliminary analysis conducted by the leadership of Hadash of the near-final results of Israel’s election held last Tuesday, March 23, has revealed that the much publicized effort made by Netanyahu’s Likud to significantly increase its share of the votes among the Arab communities was largely a failure. However, a deeper look at this dynamic only reinforces the understanding of what Netanyahu more basically sought to achieve during his recent duplicitous courting of Arab voters in Israel, a move which, for now at least, has been crowned with a significant degree of success. Arab voters in Nazareth, last Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (Photo: Al-Ittihad) In the months leading up to this week’s elections for the 24th Knesset, the fourth election in only two years, Netanyahu launched an unprecedented charm offensive aimed at the Arab public, claiming – to his own base – that they could net him 2-3 seats in the Knesset,…

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Abu Yair’s Courting of Israel’s Arab Voters – A Study in Double-Dealing