Six Unexpected Lessons the Election Taught Us About Israelis

Despite doomsday predictions of a sharp turn to the right and mounting disinterestedness, Israeli voters proved that they have a clear vision for their country, and that it's an inclusive and moderate one.

Just have a look back at the headlines that appeared during this election campaign, especially those that appeared in the international media. They all dealt with Israel's lurch to the right, the rise of the ultra-nationalists, the increasing strength of the religious and deepening weakness of Israel's left. This morning, even before the final results are in, it is already clear that a seriously...