January 23, 2013

Why Netanyahu Failed and Lapid Surprised

Aluf Benn, Haaretz

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Benjamin Netanyahu's election campaign failed because he had nothing much to say. The world-champion orator, king of political survivors, lost his connection to the public mid-term and has been coasting ever since, in the absence of a serious challenger. He did not offer any hope to Israelis, he conducted a pathetic campaign and, instead of issuing a platform, made do with promising to be a "strong prime minister."

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