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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

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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Media distorts Bibi’s statements, then claims he’s walking them back

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00pm 3/19/2015 at 2:00pm

The distortion of Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election statements on a two-state solution and Arab voting was a classic Obama and media distortion.

If you take the actual text of Netanyahu said, he never ruled out a two-state solution and never discouraged Arab voting. But those were the headlines and the foaming-at-the mouth hyperbole,...

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Spite is now U.S. policy towards Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:00am 3/19/2015 at 7:00am

Last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer offered a frank assessment of how Obama views Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

From National Review:

Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It’s Clear that Obama Loat...

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The gathering storm around Israel

post-victory Western Wall visit
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:30am 3/18/2015 at 8:30am
post-victory Western Wall visit

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

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

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

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

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

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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Bill Whittle: The leader of the free world loves America

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00pm 3/7/2015 at 7:00pm

Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent address to congress was the inspiration for the latest edition of Firewall with Bill Whittle.

While some prominent Democrats skipped the speech, Netanyahu warned of the dangers faced by Israel and the west in the face of Islamist terrorists and a nuclear Iran.

Partial transcript and video via ...

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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

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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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

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

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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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

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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Netanyahu at #AIPAC2015 (Live)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 2, 2015 at 8:28am 3/2/2015 at 8:28am

We will have live coverage of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at AIPAC, scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. But of course, it’s running late (the slipped in a panel discussion), so stay tuned.

Amy is in the room and will send photos and reports. Her Twitter feed is...

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Administration Attacks on Bibi Spur Bipartisan Support for Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4:55pm 3/1/2015 at 4:55pm

The administration continues in its attempt to marginalize Prime Minister Netanyahu ahead of his speech on Iran. And the efforts appear to be backfiring.

Jeffrey Goldberg tells some important truths in today’s column, Danger Ahead for Obama on Iran:

I’m fairly sure Netanyahu will deliver a powerful speech, in part because he is eloquent in...

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Obama’s Netanyahu Paranoia

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:41am 2/28/2015 at 11:41am

Obama knows he’s vulnerable on Iran, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending visit to the U.S. and Congressional address isn’t doing him any favors when it comes to gaining a vote of confidence from lawmakers and other world leaders.

The White House expects Netanyahu to hit back against its efforts...

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