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Israel Election Results: Netanyahu Suffered Defeat Despite the Center-left’s Abysmal Campaign Flop

Chemi Shalev
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It could have ended far worse. If Netanyahu had won a few more Knesset seats, he would have secured immunity from prosecution, set up the most extreme government in Israeli history and finished his demolition derby of the country’s democracy. A rare convergence of favorable circumstances – chiefly the uptick in Arab voter participation, the failure of Kahanist Otzma Yehudit and the indifference of Likud voters – combined to spare Israel from a disaster that would have changed the country forever. (Live election results - click here)

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