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    Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victory

    The Israeli elections took a dramatic turn in the early morning hours on Wednesday as official tallies from nearly all precincts indicate that Likud has opened up a significant lead over Zionist Union, a far cry from the virtual dead heat that television exit polls had reported Tuesday evening.

    With nearly 95 percent of precincts reporting before dawn on Wednesday, the Likud has emerged as the clear, undisputed victor in the elections.




    Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victory - Israel Elections - Jerusalem Post

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Netanyahu came from behind to take the 2015 election, I say good. He will easily be able to lead a coalition with other right wing parties in Israel. Looks like his speech to the US didn't hurt him after all. Obama must be pissed.

    Here is the official Knesset tally (ie not exit polling):
    http://www.votes20.gov.il/

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    He may have won, but there's nothing sweeping.

    In a dizzying outcome to a divisive and angry Israeli election campaign, exit polls pointed to a virtual tie between the two main parties, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival scrambling early Wednesday to secure political alliances that would enable one of them to form a new government.

    http://www.latimes.com/world/middlee...ry.html#page=1
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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    He may have won, but there's nothing sweeping.

    In a dizzying outcome to a divisive and angry Israeli election campaign, exit polls pointed to a virtual tie between the two main parties, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival scrambling early Wednesday to secure political alliances that would enable one of them to form a new government.

    After Israeli vote, Netanyahu and rival scramble for political allies - LA Times
    Its a multi party system, Likud was behind by 4 points as of a few days ago, and Netanyahu has an easy job of forming a coalition with like minded parties.

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its a multi party system, Likud was behind by 4 points as of a few days ago, and Netanyahu has an easy job of forming a coalition with like minded parties.
    Oh yeah, there's no shortage of neocons in Israel.
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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Obama must be pissed.
    It only took until your 2nd straight post to begin your thread to trash Obama.

    Bibi showed his true colors in the final days, dismissing a two-state solution he previously supported and scaring Jews about Arabs voting.
    He may have won this battle but he's already lost the war of world public opinion, as his economy will crumble with former partners pulling out.

    President Reagan would certainly be disappointed, since he supported the two-state solution, as did all GOP Presidents since WW2 .
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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Oh yeah, there's no shortage of neocons in Israel.
    They want a strong national defense while Obama appeases Iran and calls ISIS the "JV" team. Bill Kristol says Obama criticizing Netanyahu may have actually put him over the edge and won him the election. Can you say unintended consequences?

    Kristol: Netanyahu's Victory and Obama's Defeat | The Weekly Standard
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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Until he pulled the Arab race card.
    Along with patronizing the most extreme on the far right, breaking his pledge to a two-state solution.
    We know the price of this coalition--several thousand more settlements that guarantee no peace .

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its a multi party system, Likud was behind by 4 points as of a few days ago, and Netanyahu has an easy job of forming a coalition with like minded parties.
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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    It only took until your 2nd straight post to begin your thread to trash Obama.

    Bibi showed his true colors in the final days, dismissing a two-state solution he previously supported and scaring Jews about Arabs voting.
    He may have won this battle but he's already lost the war of world public opinion, as his economy will crumble with former partners pulling out.

    President Reagan would certainly be disappointed, since he supported the two-state solution, as did all GOP Presidents since WW2 .
    Are you saying that because he was behind in the polls a little that he changed to a hard line on Palestinian statehood and that bumped his numbers up?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    It only took until your 2nd straight post to begin your thread to trash Obama.

    Bibi showed his true colors in the final days, dismissing a two-state solution he previously supported and scaring Jews about Arabs voting.
    He may have won this battle but he's already lost the war of world public opinion, as his economy will crumble with former partners pulling out.

    President Reagan would certainly be disappointed, since he supported the two-state solution, as did all GOP Presidents since WW2 .
    Lolz Nimby you were wrong about the 2014 mid terms, and just a few days ago you were bragging that Netanyahu would lose-now here you are spitting and hissing again.

    You weren't a member here before then, so far you are 0 for 2.

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