The Short Review of Parties’ Platforms Towards Elections of XXI-th Knesset. Reference Guide for Conservative Voter

51 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2019 Last revised: 9 May 2019

Date Written: April 4, 2019

Abstract

In the paper, we provide a short review of the main Israeli parties' positions on the key issues towards elections scheduled on April, 9 2019. The set of "key issues" is our choice and contains Judicial (legal system) reform, Judea and Samaria status, 2nd amendment right and self-defense, Taxation/spending etc. (12 issues).

We provide a formal classification of Left and Right parties to test the following hypotheses. Rightist parties' position is less stable and less consistent. The positions' analysis provides some evidence of higher consistency of Leftists' parties position in the Israel and poor ability of Right parties to keep promises. The real power of elected, accountable bodies in Israel is significantly less and the power of self-reproducing court system, public media and governmental bureaucracy higher than in majority old democracies.

The positions review is made from point of view of supporters of economic liberty and Jewish (Israel's) sovereignty over all Land of Israel.

Keywords: political platform, consistent position, Right-Left cleavages, pure public goods

JEL Classification: D72, D73

Suggested Citation

Yanovskiy, Konstantin, The Short Review of Parties’ Platforms Towards Elections of XXI-th Knesset. Reference Guide for Conservative Voter (April 4, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3366279 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3366279

Konstantin Yanovskiy (Contact Author)

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy ( email )

Gazetny pereulok, 3-5
Moscow, 125993
Russia

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