Israel’s religiously divided society

wailing wall

The wailing wall in Jerusalem

This week, Israel held a repeat parliamentary election – with inconclusive results – after incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to form a governing coalition following an April election. Pew Research Center surveyed Israelis in 2014 and 2015 and found deep religious divisions in society – not only between Israeli Jews and the country’s Arab minority, but also among the religious subgroups that make up Israeli Jewry.
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