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Israeli Election Results

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More than 5.65 million Israelis were eligible to vote. Around 3.6 million did so. Turnout was 63.7%. Results were 4% higher than 2009.

Whatever parties partner in coalition government, one thing is clear. Israel's 19th Knesset will be its most extremist in history. What's called center-left is right-wing to hard-right.

All dominant parties support belligerence, occupation ruthlessness, settlement expansions, and neoliberal harshness.

Israelis have four more years to reflect on their choices. Palestinians and Israeli Arabs have the greatest cross to bear.

Media postmortems followed. Haaretz calls Netanyahu "a man of the past." On January 23, Israelis awoke to "uncertainty." Voting ended but not the election.

Israelis expressed less confidence in Netanyahu than he hoped. Partnered with Avigdor Lieberman lost him support.

He "failed," said Haaretz. He "failed in the political sphere, the foreign policy sphere, and the socioeconomic sphere."

His leadership failed. He "cast(s) a pall over us if he survives in power." Most Israelis distrust him for good reason. He represents a direction most reject. 

At the same time, likely coalition partners will continue it. Hardline extremists run Israel. Election results changed little. Things changed but stayed the same.

Haaretz commentators had their say. Aluf Benn said Netanyahu failed "because he had nothing much to say." He didn't offer Israelis hope.

His campaign was "pathetic." Instead of platform provisions, he "made do with promising to be a 'strong prime minister.' "

Instead of addressing public needs, he spurned them. He partnered with ultranationalist Lieberman. Last May, Time magazine crowned him "King Bibi." Its editors may have second thoughts.

Chemi Levy discussed "Bibi's blunders." He's the "victim of his own success." Relative "quiet and security" let Israelis focus on socioeconomic issues. He ignored what they most want.

His policies increase international isolation. Partnering with Lieberman "turned out to be match in hell."

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