An Inside the Times Interview With Isabel Kershner, a Correspondent in the Jerusalem Bureau

From an Inside the Times interview by Ian Prasad Philbrick headlined “Israel Moves Right at ‘Dizzying Speed'”:

Israel’s government, the most right-wing in its history, is barely three weeks old and already leaving its mark, quickly pressing ahead with legislation that critics fear will erode Israeli democracy. Benjamin Netanyahu has returned as prime minister, this time leading a coalition of conservative, far-right and ultra-Orthodox parties.

I spoke with Isabel Kershner, a correspondent in The Times’s Jerusalem bureau, about the right’s push to transform Israel.

Ian: What is the new government trying to accomplish?