His policies increase international isolation. Partnering with Lieberman "turned out to be match in hell."
Expect him to remain prime minister. Uneasy sits his crown. His slim majority "may turn out to be extremely unwieldy." He's beholden to lunatic right wing elements. Empowering them makes Israelis losers. They have themselves to blame.
On election day, Bradley Burston urged Israelis to "vote as if your life depended on it. It does," he said.
"I intend to vote the hell out of this election. I intend to vote us the hell out of the occupation. I intend to kick Netanyahu in his kitsch and his slime and his cowardice and the way he'll hold on to the leather chair until we the people pry it from his cold, dead hands."
A follow-up article reflected his "pyrrhic victory."
In a matter of months, said Burston, "King Bibi managed to plummet to victory in a technical triumph that has every appearance of debacle."
On January 22 when polls closed, his "ship of state limped into port at 10PM." It "leak(ed) from stem to stern." Its "sails (were) torn and slack." Its "crew (was) restive and growing mutinous."
Imagine what Israelis now face going forward. Imagine what Palestinians and Israeli Arabs can expect. Regional neighbors have cause for concern. So does humanity with him in charge.
He elevates rogue government to a higher level. He threatens war on Iran. Doing so will embroil the entire region in conflict. He's mindless of likely consequences. Israelis are stuck with him for four more years. They have themselves to blame.
Gideon Levy discussed what Israelis "really want: to be left in peace." King Bibi "turned out to be almost naked."
"A hollow election campaign has resulted in an equally empty result - a bit of everything and a lot of nothing."
Ballot choices were few. Hardliners run Israel. Left-of-center parties are few and far between. Support afforded them is meager.
"A new day is dawning upon us," said Levy. It's "a dawn of a day in which (Israelis want) to be left alone." They'll be sorely disappointed. Post-election quiet conceals Israel heading toward "the abyss."
A Final Comment