The dust is settling over the election results. A much stronger Netanyahu has emerged. The question of how he will form a coalition is as yet unanswered. But there are two very clear messages that need to come out of this election.
The first, by far, is a message to Barack Hussein Obama – don’t mess with us; don’t mess with our democracy. By far, the loudest sound heard from Israel this morning is the sound of Israel spitting in Obama’s face and if that seems too crude, too graphic a message, I’ll remind you that this is what Obama has been doing to Israel for weeks as he mobilized dozens of campaign workers to fight Netanyahu for the will of the Israeli people. Continue reading
Today the Jewish state decides the future of the Middle East. If hardliner Netanyahu wins, you’re looking at a safer Israel. If the left wins, due in part to the Obama administration’s undermining and meddling in foreign affairs, you will see an Israel giving concessions and inviting an Iranian surprise attack.
Israelis are voting in an election expected to be a close-fought battle between the centre left and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has ruled out a Palestinian state in a last-ditch appeal to the right.
The outcome of the race, in which opinion polls suggest Netanyahu will win fewer seats than the centre-left Zionist Union, is likely to help determine the prospects for new Middle East peace talks and Israel’s troubled relations with its US ally.