November 1, 2012

The Israeli Center Is Now Vacant

Alon Pinkas, Al Monitor

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This was supposed to be a Seinfeld election in Israel: no real agenda, no real visions, no big narratives except for "Iran" and all those urgent issues that the political system conveniently defers to the next generation.

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TAGGED: Ehud Olmert, Avigdor Liberman, Benjamin Netanyahu, Likud, Israel


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