of forming a coalition government without the Likud. Moreover, you show lack of understanding of Israeli politic (Meretz also had a very clear p;aal realities. Yechimovitch zigzagged too much (I voted for her hesitatingly), and only Lapid, of the center-left parties, has a clear and consistent program. Meretz also had a clear platform, but it's too far left for most Israelis. Even show, Meretz made a very good showing.
Ya'alon met with security chiefs to assess situation following developments at Gaza border (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel's right, left blocs in dead heat as 99% of votes tallied