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MENASourceMar 4, 2020
Israel’s latest election is kind to Netanyahu
By Daniel J. Samet
“If you will it, it is no dream,” penned the world’s foremost Zionist over a century ago. Yet after the Israeli election on March 2, even Theodor Herzl would be hard-pressed to find the willpower to muscle the Jewish state out of its political impasse. This election—the third time voters have cast their ballots in […]
Daniel J. Samet was a Program Assistant for Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council. His research interests include Israel and great-power competition in the Middle East.
Before joining the Council, Mr. Samet served as Research Associate at the National Endowment for Democracy. He previously interned for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the House of Representatives, and the Embassy of France. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Forward, The Washington Examiner, and The Diplomat, among other publications.
Mr. Samet holds a BA Magna cum laude in History and French from Davidson College and a MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He speaks French and some Arabic and Hebrew.