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Narrow victory for Netanyahu..
1 posted on 01/22/2013 6:41:07 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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It will be an extremely tough task for him to walk the tightrope of a coalition government as any handful of members of his coalition can bring his government down.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 6:47:31 PM PST by OKRA2012
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Narrow or not, a win is a win, and I’m glad this guy will be around to shit on Obama’s international picnic whenever possible. Besides the opposition is divided between leftist trolls and Arabs, and the nationalist Jewish Home had a good showing, indicating that many Israelis are sick of negotiating with the Palitards.

Congrats, Bibi!


3 posted on 01/22/2013 6:50:38 PM PST by Viennacon
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The truth is the Left is very fragmented - Labor the leading party of the Israeli Left has only 15 seats and no other party comes close.

Its impossible for the Left to form a government because the Arabs are not their natural partners. And they would need to invite in the religious parties to build a stable government.

In short anyone expecting Israeli concessions to the Arabs is bound to be sorely disappointed.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 6:53:38 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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This is all Bibi’s fault. First his stupid “cease fire” with Hamas, which strengthened their hand and angered many in the Israeli south who were victims of their missiles. Then his over-the-top attacks on the very right-wing “Jewish Home” party, where Bibi’s Likud party called them out as “extremists”. This weakened Jewish Home and handed votes to the center-left “Yesh Atid” party run by an empty suit former newsreader named Yair Lapid (get used to the name, he is the new star of Israeli politics). Bibi doesn’t care, because he will still rule and will be freed to pursue the same centrist, elitist policies he did in the late 90s, when he gave away Hebron to the Arabs. Bibi is not as great as FReepers think he is.


6 posted on 01/22/2013 7:02:09 PM PST by montag813
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I hate becoming a cynic (as I have the last few years), but I can’t help but wonder if Obama’s henchmen had any influence on drawing out the anti-Netanyahu vote!


7 posted on 01/22/2013 7:57:56 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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~~~Also he said, he would show “responsibility in striving for a genuine peace.”~~~

I still think he’s willing to create a Palestinian state, but I’d still prefer him .... or an Prthodox right-winger who *won’t* divide the land.

But .... it is prophesied to happen, and so it shall be.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 9:37:46 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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"Narrow victory for Netanyahu.."

It now looks worse than that. The latest returns being reported on CNBC indicate a 60 - 60 tie.

12 posted on 01/23/2013 1:42:49 AM PST by Truth29
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Would someone comment about the logistics of political campaigns in Israel? I’m quite curious, but know little about it.

Do the airwaves get loaded with ads, ending with “I’m Bibi, and I approve this message!”? For the Knesset, are there push-cards, phone calling, door knocking, fund raising, mailings, campaign workers? Are campaigns nasty or we’re-all-in-this-together in nature? What elected officials are there below Knesset?


13 posted on 01/23/2013 2:35:53 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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Wait until the military ballots come in. There are about 250,000 to be counted with no exit polls possible. That will throw off all these predictions.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 3:39:54 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; DungeonMaster
Meanwhile, the U.S. is giving Abrams tanks and F-16s to Israel's enemies. Not even selling, giving!

Despite the fact the Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Morsi said Egyptian children should be taught to hate Jews (Israel) and all those who support them (us), WE are equipping his Islamofascist regime with OUR weapons to attack OUR ally!

I sincerely wish P.M. Netanyahu would tell Hussein to go **** himself.

20 posted on 01/23/2013 9:16:14 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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