January 22, 2013

Election May Bring Israel Back to Balance

Haviv Rettig Gur, Times of Israel

It’s not clear that the “rightward surge” predicted in many media outlets is actually taking place. Rather, the new Knesset indicated by polls may resemble the classic Israeli right-left divide before the political upset of the Second Intifada and the creation of the strong center bloc with Kadima.

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Netanyahu May Win, But Won't Be 'King Bibi'
Michael Koplow, Atlantic
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Why Hagel Is a True Friend of Israel
Chris McGreal, The Guardian
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A New Face for Israel's Ruling Party
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