Articles like this discredit Haaretz. Any simpleton could have looked at poll results by state and seen Romney had no chance. Clearly Netanyahu "backed a loser" to try to deflate a bit the notion of Israeli "Zionist" control of the U.S. political process. All of the media outlets in fact pretended hour by hour that states like California (55 electoral votes) might go to Romney.
Passport control employees at Ben Gurion airport to strike between 11 A.M. and 1 P.M. (Haaretz)