Isabel Kershner on Israel and its Divisions
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It's very hard to understand what's happening today without looking at the roots of all these divisions and at the interests of the different communities and their long-held resentments against the establishment of the country.

Isabel Kershner

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Isabel Kershner is a reporter at The New York Times and the author of a new book called The Land of Hope and Fear: Israel's Battle for Its Inner Soul.

Key Highlights

  • Introduction - 0:37
  • Mizrahi and Askenazi - 5:31
  • Immigration - 18:08
  • Ultra-Orthodox - 28:12
  • Netanyahu's Judiciary Proposal - 39:27

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The Land of Hope and Fear: Israel's Battle for Its Inner Soul by Isabel Kershner

Read more from Isabel Kershner at The New York Times

Follow Isabel Kershner on Twitter @IKershner

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