Election Overdose Podcast

Haaretz.com

Haaretz’s weekly podcast on Israel’s 2021 election with Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin

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As the dust of Israel's 2021 election - at least the first one - settles, there are winners and losers, with results ranging from Shakespearean tragedy to miraculous political resurrection. But the one thing Israel doesn't yet have is a new government. With many kingmakers but still no king, Israel is now counting every last vote to find out what happens next. In the final episode of Election Overdose, Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin end where they began, by asking "what just happened?" And answering. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 25

36 min 33 sec

In a special extra episode of Haaretz's Election Overdose podcast, with just one day left to Election Day, Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin, together with special guest, public opinion expert Tamar Hermann, try and work out what the latest polls are telling us and why they may be wrong. Also, what was Benjamin Netanyahu hoping to achieve by stalking Naftali Bennett, why have there been no election debates for twenty years and has Yair Lapid launched his anti-Kahanist, anti-Haredi campaign too late? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 22

31 min 14 sec

In Episode 12 of Haaretz’s Election Overdose podcast, with just five days to go before the big day, Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin are joined by journalist and author Nadav Eyal to discuss whether Netanyahu’s handling of the covid-19 pandemic over the past year has helped or harmed his electoral prospects and why the center-left opposition failed so miserably in presenting any alternative Coronavirus policies? And of course polls galore, last-minute election day surprises and the intriguing new version of Likud’s anthem. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 18

33 min 25 sec

Why are Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem concerned about Israel's March elections, and do they see any difference between the Israeli political parties in ways that will affect their lives? In Election Overdose Episode 11, co-hosts Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin speak to special guest Dr. Khalil Shikaki, the leading Palestinian public opinion researcher, who explains why the Palestinian political elite differ from the public on whether Israel's election results matter for them, and how. And as the two-state solution recedes, would Palestinians consider voting in Israeli elections? In other news, the Israeli campaign enters its final stretch: television advertising has begun, the polls are stuck, and Yair Lapid offers Israelis a government of "sanity," while Naftali Bennett's Yamina threatens to overtake Gideon Sa'ar's New Hope party. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 11

41 min 52 sec

In Episode 10 of our Election Overdose podcast, with two and a half weeks left, Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin ask these key questions: What can still change in the polling trends, will the High Court ruling on conversion have an effect on voting and why is no-one talking about the parties’ economic plans? With special guest Rachel Azaria we tackle one of the biggest historic rifts in Israeli life, the Ashkenazi-Mizrahi divide. We ask whether Mizrahi voters choose based on identity, issues, values or legacy, and why they barely vote for the left. And there’s a classic election jingle as well. As Israel embarks on its fourth election in two years, Anshel and Dahlia, along with guests, will guide you every week through Israel’s electoral thickets, the issues, the personalities, the polls and a history of elections in campaign jingles. Have questions for Anshel and Dahlia? Follow them on twitter and leave your comments there @AnshelPfeffer @dahliasc. Read more from Anshel and Dahlia on Haaretz.com. Related reading: >> The real reason Mizrahim vote for Netanyahu, and why the left can't win them over >> Beautiful kibbutz waterway turns ground zero for Israel's culture wars >> How Israel’s Jewish conversions ruling entraps Netanyahu See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 4

36 min 20 sec

In Episode 9 of Election Overdose podcast, Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin try to make sense of the new Israeli right-wing, with the help of 'New Hope' candidate Dani Dayan, former Israeli consul to New York and ex-Yesha Council head. Is it all about replacing Benjamin Netanyahu or is there some ideology there as well? We’ll also ask whether the 130 generals calling upon Benny Gantz to drop out of the race may have actually increased Gantz’s chances to stay until the end? What was Netanyahu hoping to achieve by demanding his allies sign a pledge of allegiance to him? And who is preparing a voting fraud conspiracy theory for the day after? Oh, and what did Producer Jonathan dress up as for Purim? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 25

31 min 42 sec

In Episode 8 of our Election Overdose podcast Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin together with this week’s guest Ksenia Svetlova ask who are the 'Russian' voters? Why do they vote mainly for the right-wing? Why are some of their representatives in the Knesset vaccination-skeptics and does that attract voters?   Also, what was Benjamin Netanyahu trying to achieve in his rare prime-time TV interview this week? Why is everyone ganging up on Labor’s Arab-Israeli candidate? And will the battle between Naftali Bennett and Gideon Sa’ar decide the outcome of the election?   Related reading: >> The eight issues that will decide the outcome of the Israeli election >> Elections committee disqualifies Israeli Arab Labor candidate >> FACT CHECK: Netanyahu gave a rare interview. Here are eight lies he told >> The idiot’s guide to Israel’s idiotic election, Part II: The Seinfeld factor See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 18

36 min 8 sec

Labor was on the brink of extinction only a couple of weeks ago. Now it’s Meretz’s turn to signal polling distress. Why are Israel’s old parties of the left, once in power, now on life-support?   In episode 7 of Haaretz’s Election Overdose podcast, co-hosts Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin, along with this week’s guest, recovering lefty Ben-Dror Yemini, diagnose the Israeli left’s chronic decline. Also, how deep is Netanyahu in league with the far-right and will his trial or Joe Biden’s ghosting of him damage him at the polls? Further reading: Israel Voice Index Survey, February 7, 2021 - https://en.idi.org.il/articles/33594 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 11

33 min 29 sec

The deadline for filing candidates lists for Israel's March 23rd election has finally passed and Haaretz’s Election Overdose podcast is here to go through all the last-minute details. Co-hosts Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin together with this week’s guest Amir Tibon chart this week’s developments: What’s the life span of a new center-left party in Israel? Why has Netanyahu embraced the Jewish supremacists? Which of the parties still in the running are in danger of extinction and which lawmaker will we most miss in the new Knesset? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 5

43 min 13 sec

In episode 5 of Haaretz’s Election Overdose podcast, Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin, together with this week’s guest Pnina Pfeuffer, discuss the Haredi vote and whether the Coronavirus clashes have a wider effect on this election. Also, can newly elected Labor leader Merav Michaeli make something better out of the worst job in Israeli politics? How badly disjointed is the Joint List? We also indulge in some last-minute predictions on splits and mergers before the candidates in the election submit their final slate - with the deadline coming up next week. As Israel embarks on its fourth election in two years, Anshel and Dahlia, along with guests, will guide you every week through Israel’s electoral thickets, the issues, the personalities, the polls and a history of elections in campaign jingles. Have questions for Anshel and Dahlia? Follow them on twitter and leave your comments there @AnshelPfeffer @dahliasc. Read more from Anshel and Dahlia on Haaretz.com.   Related reading: The ultra-Orthodox street has been ablaze for 5 days, and rabbis can't stop the flames https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-the-ultra-orthodox-street-has-been-ablaze-for-5-days-with-the-flames-reaching-bibi-1.9483139   Three reasons Yair Lapid will lead Israel's center-left https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-three-reasons-yair-lapid-will-lead-israel-s-center-left-1.9488209   Welcome to the worst job in Israeli politics, Merav Michaeli https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-welcome-to-the-worst-job-in-israeli-politics-merav-michaeli-1.9480611 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 28

31 min 25 sec

In the fourth episode of Haaretz’s Election Overdose podcast, Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin try to work out what’s happening in the constituency of the Palestinian citizens of Israel, together with this week’s guest, Mohammed Darawshe, leader of the new Ma’an Party. Also, can the never-Trumpers do for Gideon Sa’ar what they did for Joe Biden? Could Israel eventually see two Israeli parties led by women, and will either of them cross the electoral threshold? As Israel embarks on its fourth election in two years, Anshel and Dahlia, along with guests, will guide you every week through Israel’s electoral thickets, the issues, the personalities, the polls and a history of elections in campaign jingles. Have questions for Anshel and Dahlia? Follow them on twitter and leave your comments there @AnshelPfeffer @dahliasc. Read more from Anshel and Dahlia on Haaretz.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 21

33 min 23 sec

New hopeless parties are appearing like mushrooms, old centrist parties are collapsing, and the chances are that the fourth election in a row won’t solve anything. On the third episode of Haaretz’s Election Overdose podcast, Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin ask whether the system is broken or will everything go back to normal once Netanyahu is gone. Special guest Tzipi Livni thinks the problem is that Israeli politicians are simply too afraid to talk about matters of substance anymore.   Want to get an email every time a new episode is available? Click "Follow" on top of this article, or "Subscribe" on the podcast embed - and you'll never miss out.   Also on the show, we ask also what legacy did Sheldon Adelson leave Israeli politics and who was the last Israeli politician whose campaign promise was to bring us peace? The answer will surprise you. As Israel embarks on its fourth election in two years, Anshel and Dahlia, along with guests, will guide you every week through Israel’s electoral thickets, the issues, the personalities, the polls and a history of elections in campaign jingles. Have questions for Anshel and Dahlia? Follow them on twitter and leave your comments there @AnshelPfeffer @dahliasc. Read more from Anshel and Dahlia on Haaretz.com.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 14

29 min 44 sec

On this week’s episode of Haaretz’s Election Overdose Podcast, hosts Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin discuss with Dr Gayil Talshir of the Hebrew University the changing ideological currents in Israeli politics and whether being anti-Netanyahu is a strategy or a vision. Have questions for Anshel and Dahlia? Follow them on twitter and leave your comments there @AnshelPfeffer @dahliasc. Read more from Anshel and Dahlia on Haaretz.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 7

34 min 11 sec

Haaretz’s Election Overdose Podcast Episode 1 It turns out you can never have too much of a good thing as Israel embarks on its fourth election in two years. This time you won’t have to face it alone, as Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin, along with guests, guide you through Israel’s electoral thickets, the issues, the personalities, the polls and a history of elections in campaign jingles. This week, along with The New York Times’ David Halbfinger, they try to work out how Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz were dragged in to an early election neither of them wanted, what were the true aspirations of the weed legalization party, and what if anything will be different this time See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

31 min 41 sec