Turnover Tuesday

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Israeli polling is suggesting that Binyamin Netanyahu’s party might get only 21 seats or less in the 120-seat Israeli parliament, with his rivals, the Zionist Union, getting 24 or 25. There is even the possibility of the gap between the two widening and Netanyahu doing even worse.

The party that gets the most seats will have the opportunity to try to put together a government coalition of 61 seats or more– a majority that can survive a vote of no confidence.

Although Netanyahu tries to make the issue far-away Iran, which is bogged down in Iraq now, the Israeli public is on the whole not buying his scare-mongering. Economic issues like high rents and a growing wealth gap and undue influence of billionaires such as Sheldon Adelson on the Likud Part of Netanyahu all loom larger as issues than does Tehran.

The Palestinian-Israeli bloc, made up of what the Israelis call “Arab Israeli” parties and the Communist Party, now looks as though it could be the third biggest party. If the Palestinian-Israelis, who are 20% of the population, are able to do that well, they could well decide to back the Zionist Union of Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni, bringing the latter in striking distance of the 61 seats they need.

Netanyahu is portraying this outcome as disastrous for Israeli security.

@ JUAN COLE

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10 Responses to Turnover Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    Like a relative that shows up for a visit and never leaves, the Zionazis eat all the groceries, dig up your garden, wreck your house and destroy everything that isn’t bolted down, while cleaning out your checking account. Not just a religion but a collection of brutish bullies with guns, just ask a Palestinian.

    The staff @ DWF wishes Bob a Happy Birthday, Martha made cupcakes for the occasion.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Happy birthday.

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      • º¿carol says:

        Bob said thanks for the “Happy birthday” and thank Martha for the delicious-looking cupcakes.

        We went to a tavern in Williamston with Pete and we had green beer. First time in my life I’ve had a green beer. Hard to believe, but true.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    More rain.

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  3. º¿carol says:

    Our balmy day yesterday, which got up to 69, is gone. Back to cold today. *shiver*

    Lots of birds back, had a couple robins on the front lawn this morning. Signs of spring absolutely everywhere. Most of the snow gone except where it’s piled on the north side of things. The other side of my lilac wall is the north side. Still can’t walk there.

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  4. º¿carol says:

    Now to go read the news. Where do the days go. Didn’t make it to the big grocery store. Didn’t make it to the video store in the village for dollar day. Oh, well. At least I got three birthday cards finished last night, but there are more I need to get around to for April. One being my Pete.

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    Rain stopped for a few days now.

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  6. Den says:

    Sunny and breezy here, more tomorrow with a temp increase, 80 by Thursday.

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  7. Den says:

    Time enter the Land-O-Nod.

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