Israelis And Palestinians Await A Far-Right Government With Bated Breath : Consider This from NPR Jewish ultranationalists are about to have a lot more power in Israel. Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to office after his far-right coalition won elections last month. And he's already named two of the most incendiary figures in Israeli politics to key positions in the government.

The new government could stir internal divisions among Israel's citizens, push to erode the rights of minorities and set off further conflict with Palestinians.

NPR's Daniel Estrin has been talking with Israelis and Palestinians about the future they see under what's expected to be the most right-wing government in Israel's history.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Israelis And Palestinians Await A Far-Right Government With Bated Breath

Israelis And Palestinians Await A Far-Right Government With Bated Breath

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Itamar Ben-Gvir, leader of the ultranationalist party Otzma Yehudity, speaks to his supporters in Jerusalem on Nov. 2, 2022, after hearing the results of the exit polls that gave his party 14 seats in parliament. He'll soon take a leadership position in the new Israeli government. Eyal Warshavsky/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images hide caption

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Itamar Ben-Gvir, leader of the ultranationalist party Otzma Yehudity, speaks to his supporters in Jerusalem on Nov. 2, 2022, after hearing the results of the exit polls that gave his party 14 seats in parliament. He'll soon take a leadership position in the new Israeli government.

Eyal Warshavsky/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

Jewish ultranationalists are about to have a lot more power in Israel. Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to office after his far-right coalition won elections last month. And he's already named two of the most incendiary figures in Israeli politics to key positions in the government.

The new government could stir internal divisions among Israel's citizens, push to erode the rights of minorities and set off further conflict with Palestinians.

NPR's Daniel Estrin has been talking with Israelis and Palestinians about the future they see under what's expected to be the most right-wing government in Israel's history.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Connor Donevan. It was edited by Larry Kaplow and William Troop. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.