Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Election Surprise in Israel: Blocs in Dead Heat

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could forge a new coalition government--or not. With the electorate evenly divided and the nation's right and left blocs in a dead heat, the outcome is far from certain. A new election is possible. Read more.

National security issues were not paramount. Rather, middle class voters were focused on domestic concerns; and "Bibi" wasn't in tune with the changed mood.