January 23, 2013

Likud Backers Not Comforted by Bibi Win

Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel

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The disappointment was already palpable long before they announced the disheartening results. At the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds, in the hall where Likud and Yisrael Beytenu supporters had gathered to celebrate what was to be a grand election victory, young party members were beating on drums and singing that “the most important thing” was not to be afraid. But after several exit polls that were leaked in the course of the evening predicted a bitterly disappointing result for the joint list of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and ex-foreign minister Avigdor Liberman, no one in the nearly empty hall could really hide their frustration. They tried, but fared fairly poorly.

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