New King Is Crowned: Yair Lapid

Netanyahu will retain his job, but under tougher conditions, with a less comfortable coalition and a party whose discontent will only grow; it’s hard to believe that Time magazine will once again crown him 'King Bibi.'

Benjamin Netanyahu has never won an election by a large majority, or even a comfortable one. His victories were always by a whisker, bought with blood, sweat and tears. That’s how it was in 1996, when he edged out Shimon Peres by half a percent. That’s how it was in 2009, when Likud actually got one seat less than Kadima.