Audio: The Presidential Election. Who Will Be Peres's Replacement?

Most of the candidates are hack politicians, says Jay Shapiro.
6/1/2014, 8:50 PM

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The Israeli Knesset will soon choose a new President for the State. Except for a Nobel Prize winner and a former Supreme Court Justice, all of the candidates are hack politicians who have no real resumes. One can only hope that they do less damage to Israel than the present incumbent, Shimon Peres.

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Jay Shapiro is the author of six books on Israeli politics, the Middle East, Judaism and aliyah. He is a columnist and frequently lectures in Israel and the United States. He was previously a physicist at a major Israeli firm and served as an aliyah shaliach for the Jewish Agency in America. His show has been on Israel National Radio since 1998. The Jay Shapiro Podcast airs every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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