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Israel Election Results: Bennett Has a Historic Choice to Make

Noa Landau
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Noa Landau

With all the warning signs that must accompany the very tight exit polls, it appears as though Naftali Bennett, despite all his declarations and signatures, faces the most significant decision of his political career – and in Israel’s history.

If the final results remain close to the numbers predicted by the pollsters, and that’s a serious IF because each and every Knesset seat moving one way or the other can totally change the picture, then Bennett is the person who can decide on his own to steer the country either to the “full right” or toward a “sane government”; to a government of indictments and Kahanists, headed by a person who in Bennett’s words has failed in his handling of the coronavirus crisis, or to a government of change. Whether to hook up the ventilators to the bygone “brotherly alliance” with Yair Lapid, or surrender to the man he personally despises and who has greatly humiliated him and his family.

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