January 19, 2013

Hard Right Is Israel's New Normal

Paddy Smyth, Irish Times

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There seems little doubt that prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will win Tuesday’s Israeli general election comfortably, a prospect that bodes ill for the resumption of any peace process. Polls suggest his party, Likud-Beiteinu, a recent amalgamation of his right-wing Likud with ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu, will take about 34 of 120 seats and form the next coalition government in alliance with other religious and conservative groups.

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