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An Israeli’s view of the elections

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 8:00pm 3/19/2015 at 8:00pm
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In case you missed the latest news, the final results of the Israeli elections are in, and here are the numbers:

Likud (Netanyahu): 30
Zionist Union (Yitzchak Herzog): 24
Joint Arab List: 13
Yesh Atid (Yair Lapid): 11
Kulanu (Moshe Kachlon): 10
Bayit Yehudi (Naftali Bennett): 8
Shas (Sephardi haredim): 7
Yisrael Beitenu (Avigdor Liberman): 6
United Torah Judaism (Ashkenazi...

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The gathering storm around Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:30am 3/18/2015 at 8:30am
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Since we all tend to self-select on Twitter, it wasn’t a surprise that my timeline was filled with thrill for Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprisingly strong victory in the Israeli elections.

Sure, technically it was a win for Likud and the Israeli “right,” but it was all Netanyahu’s win on Twitter.

Or rather, it was...

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Israeli Election Results (LIVE)(Update: Big Night for Bibi)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 3:55pm 3/17/2015 at 3:55pm
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It was a big night for Likud and Netanyahu. The votes coming in are giving Likud an even bigger lead than the exit polls indicated.

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After Israeli Election, Will Obama Party Like It’s 1999?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:00am 3/17/2015 at 10:00am
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Charles Krauthammer began a 1999 column like this:

Having failed to topple Saddam Hussein or Slobodan Milosevic, Bill Clinton had to settle for Benjamin Netanyahu.

In a characteristic display of partisan glee, Clinton toasted political consultant Robert Shrum on Tuesday night (reports Lloyd Grove in The Washington Post) to congratulate him (and implicitly, the...

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LIVE UPDATES: The Israeli Election

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00am 3/17/2015 at 7:00am
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See new post Israeli Election Results (LIVE)

It’s election day in Israel.

We’ll be updating this post until the polls close at 4 p.m. with tweets, videos, and updates from Israel. At that point, we will have a new Results post.

There also is a custom Twitter feed at...

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Chuck Norris campaigns for Netanyahu

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10:00pm 3/16/2015 at 10:00pm
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached peak campaign season with his latest endorsement—a short, sweet, and to-the-point video message from none other than Chuck Norris.

Yid With Lid has the video:

I watched Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, and I saw a man who loves...

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If Bibi loses, can Israel resist Obama’s regional goals?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2:30pm 3/15/2015 at 2:30pm
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On Tuesday Israel’s people will elect the 34th government of their country’s short 67 year history.

PM Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu’s bid for reelection once looked rock solid, his Likud party guaranteed to come out ahead of the pack.

Now, his political future is hanging on a thread.

His main rival, the Zionist Union—a new...

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How the AP Whitewashed Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 4:30pm 3/12/2015 at 4:30pm
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In a lengthy report, investigative journalists Richard Behar and Gary Weiss exposed the various ways that the Associated Press (AP) discounted Israeli claims and promoted Hamas propaganda in its investigation last month into civilian casualties that occurred during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge.

Among the sins and omissions documented by Behar and Weiss are...

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Anti-Israel Rhetoric Toxic When Consumed In Large Doses

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 1:05pm 3/10/2015 at 1:05pm
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On a few occasions we’ve touched upon the toxic anti-Israel rhetoric from Max Blumenthal, son of Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal:

In his earlier days, Blumenthal turned his...

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Chris Matthews thinks Netanyahu “took over” US foreign policy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8:30am 3/4/2015 at 8:30am
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In case you missed it, yesterday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech before Congress eviscerating Obama’s policy toward Iran and triggering a complete meltdown amongst Democrats and liberal talking heads.

I included the rail-jumping from MSNBC institution Chris Matthews in a previous post, but something he said during his...

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The Four Causes of Anti-Israelism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:00am 3/4/2015 at 7:00am
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If Israel were an Arab country, it would receive near-universal praise as a paragon of justice.

Its robust protections of freedom of speech, along with frequent and open elections, would make it the only Arab state in which people have a real say in the operation of their government. Israel would be...

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Netanyahu: “The days when the Jewish people remained passive in the face of genocidal enemies are over.”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 3:18pm 3/3/2015 at 3:18pm
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Earlier today we provided full coverage of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks to Congress, and watched the country react as the man many are now calling the de facto leader of the free world completely and utterly devastated President Obama’s plans to strike a nuclear deal with Iran.

During...

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FULL VIDEO: PM Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 10:42am 3/3/2015 at 10:42am
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We’ve provided extensive coverage of the drama surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress—and now, the day has finally arrived.

We’ll be providing tweets and commentary below the fold.

Where will Obama be while Netanyahu is speaking? Huddled in the situation room:

Obama will hold a video conference at 11:30...

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Obama Launches Preemptive Interview on Bibi Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00am 3/3/2015 at 7:00am
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In an interview with Reuters published yesterday, President Obama launched a pre-emptive strike against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech before a session of Congress. I won’t attempt to fisk the whole thing, but a few things stuck out as patently false.

Now keep in mind the prime minister, when we signed...

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Netanyahu wins narrative at #AIPAC2015

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:18pm 3/2/2015 at 2:18pm
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Yesterday, I felt like a stranger in an unholy land; embedding yourself inside an anti-Israel (and I would argue anti-Jew, for the most part) rally will do that to you.

Today, I feel like a guest welcomed into friendly territory and invited to stand on the front lines of a battle...

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Congressional Choice not Bibi v. Barack – but Western Civilization v. Iranian Mullahs

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:30am 3/2/2015 at 9:30am
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Bibi will address Congress Tuesday morning to discuss the dangers of a nuclear Iran.

At the time this post was published, 34 members of Congress have confirmed they will not be attending the Israeli Prime Minister’s speech.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Hezbollah Flag Raised at Anti-AIPAC protest

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 7:35pm 3/1/2015 at 7:35pm
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Today, I braved an ice storm to video protests at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington, DC.

The nasty weather didn’t stop a group of around 60 anti-Israel activists from storming the steps of the Washington Convention Center and blocking at least one entrance to the conference grounds....

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