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Letters | FACING IMPASSE IN THE MIDEAST

Waiting for that elusive measure of hope from the Palestinians

The Globe interprets a strong showing of political newcomer Yair Lapid and his Yesh Atid party in Israel’s recent election as a victory of Tel Aviv and its young, tech-savvy workforce, labeled the cellphone-only generation, over ultra-religious voters in Jerusalem (“A new political generation emerges in Israeli vote,” Editorial, Jan. 25). It considers this shift in the center of gravity as far healthier than a victory by a coalition of religious and hard-line parties, and offers a measure of hope. The editorial touts this interpretation as more useful than the traditional American way of looking at things where the “left” appears to have gained ground at the expense of the “right.”

But are these views correct?

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