tendencies. In particular, IB demands a fundamental modification of Israel’s
“judiciary or criminal justice systems” (Pedahzur 2001: 31), incriminating it
as “administrative dictatorship” over the elected government (Pedahzur
2001: 35), as well as the provision of the president with much more power,
comparable to the political power the Russian president wields (ibid.).
Accordingly, IB’s 1999 election campaign—the first general election the
party participated in—focused on “mobiliz[ing]” feelings of “deprivation”
and “frustration”, based on