Israel elections: Netanyahu set to win as rival concedes

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    Let the annexations begin...
     
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    Trump gave him a boost as Trump might be even more popular outside the U.S than at home. If U.S media were fair, especially in their description of other nations failures (such as Canada); he would be very popular at home. As it were, he has to earn high marks the old fashioned way, by delivering on his promises.

    Bibi and Trump have become close, and Israelis voted in at least some part due to this. Let's see if media covers this angle as they should.
     
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    Zionists elect corrupt bully...
     
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    First we elect a criminal (Trump), then they elect a criminal (Netanfuckyou). How fitting we can finally see a black hole?
     
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    Didn't take long, did it? :321:
     
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    With the Likud party having won an impressive 35 Knesset seats in Tuesday’s elections, it seems likely that Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked to form the next Israeli government, giving him a fifth term as prime minister. To Shmuel Rosner, the reasons for his continued success are straightforward:

    [Netanyahu] seems to have succeeded again this time for the same reason he has dominated Israeli politics for most of the past 25 years: because when it comes to Israel’s national security, he is a leader with strategy and vision. And that is what many voters want.

    In the mid-1990s, during his first term as prime minister, Netanyahu rejected the assumptions underlying the peace process with the Palestinians. At the time this was considered daringly right wing. Today, it is considered common sense in Israel, including by Netanyahu’s political rivals. Likewise, Netanyahu was one of the first politicians to recognize Iran as the main threat to Israel’s survival, and fought fiercely in international forums to get the world’s attention to this problem. Today, this view is also widely appreciated across the Israeli political spectrum.

    The list goes on: in 2005, he warned that withdrawing Israeli troops from Gaza would end in disaster—and it did.

    Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Elections because—to Most Israelis—He’s Right about What Matters

     
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    Israeli Minister: Main threat is the Israeli security policy, not Hamas, Hezbollah or Iran
     
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    He said that. What do you say?
     

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