Politics: Changing its ways

The Likud’s old guard say controversial bills defy legacy of Begin and Jabotinsky.

At age 38, the Likud is having an early midlife crisis. With a spate of bills on the judicial system, libel penalties and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on the Knesset’s agenda, the coalition’s leading party is facing accusations both from within and without of limiting individual freedoms and betraying the liberal legacies of party founder Menachem Begin and ideological forbearer Ze’ev Jabotinsky, while overemphasizing their nationalism. Continue reading