How Netanyahu Won The 2015 Election In Israel

In the week leading up to the 17th of March 2015, the day of the general election in Israel, the governing Likud party of the incumbent prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, seemed to be on the cusp of a humiliating loss of seats to a range of right-wing, centrist and left-wing rivals, notably the Zionist Union pact of the liberal-leaning Labor Party and Hatnuah. In the event Netanyahu, the great survivor of Middle East politics, had out-foxed his opponents again with a targeted appeal to the atavistic instincts of a significant swathe of the Israeli electorate, one that yielded him another term in office. Now Israel’s Channel 2 has broadcast a short documentary examining how he and his team took his party from twenty seats in the Knesset election of 2013 to thirty in 2015, focusing on the sectarian, racist and xenophobic rhetoric that emerged from Likud in the last four days of the campaign – and the fascinating demographic reasons behind it. Benjamin Netanyahu now sits atop another uneasy government coalition of some five parties, while the broad Left in Israel seems dead in the water.

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    2016-01-29 5:40 GMT-03:00 An Sionnach Fionn :

    > An Sionnach Fionn posted: ” In the week leading up to the 17th of March > 2015, the day of the general election in Israel, the governing Likud party > of the incumbent prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, seemed to be on the > cusp of a humiliating loss of seats to a range of right-win” >

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