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January 21, 2013

Israeli Election Campaign Enters Final Hours

By Sheila Samples

With less than 24 hours until Israelis vote in general elections, party leaders were campaigning down to the wire ahead of a ballot that is expected to return Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to office. With Netanyahu certain to return to the premier's office, the big question is the makeup of the coalition he will piece together, which was likely to include an alliance with his natural partners: the right-wing and religious parties. "This is ma ...

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With less than 24 hours until Israelis vote in general elections, party leaders were campaigning down to the wire ahead of a ballot that is expected to return Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to office. With Netanyahu certain to return to the premier's office, the big question is the makeup of the coalition he will piece together, which was likely to include an alliance with his natural partners: the right-wing and religious parties. "This is mainly a great victory for the settlers, who have become the leading ideological force in the country," wrote Shalom Yerushalmi in the Maariv daily.

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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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