January 22, 2013

Will Shimon Peres Play Kingmaker?

Haviv Rettig Gur, Times of Israel

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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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TAGGED: Shimon Peres, Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu, Haredi, Yisrael Beiteinu, Likud


January 22, 2013
Finally, an Israeli Vote on Domestic Issues
Amotz Asa-El, J'lem Post
Today's election is historic. Not because of the winner's identity, where no one expects surprises, and not because of a new idea, which no candidate has introduced, and not even because of the many new faces -- an unprecedented... more ››
January 22, 2013
Netanyahu May Win, But Won't Be 'King Bibi'
Michael Koplow, Atlantic
The most notable and most remarkable feature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's current stint atop the government has been that it has lasted this long. Since Yitzhak Shamir's five-and-a-half-year term in ... more ››
January 22, 2013
Reality Has Pushed Israel to the Right
Yoaz Hendel, The Guardian
The forthcoming elections are significantly different from all the previous ones. The projected victory of the right, according to the polls, is not the result of the satisfaction of the voters with Binyamin Netanyahu as prime... more ››
January 21, 2013
Israel's 2 Tribes: Which Will Bibi Choose?
Alan Johnson, New Statesman
Could the Israeli prime minister be tempted to turn away from the far right and look left? Unlikely but not impossible. more ››
January 21, 2013
Bracing for Israel's 'Super Tuesday'
Susan Hattis Rolef, Jerusalem Post
Tomorrow is polling day. We have a general idea of what the results will be, but the details might still hold some surprises. Where are the surprises to be expected? We do not know what percentage of the electorate will go out... more ››