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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Whoever they voted for the government was always going to get in

Reading this story, what struck me wasn't the distaste felt by Israelis for Netanyahu (I've always said that normal Israelis were mostly pretty sensible peace-loving guys stuck with religio-militaristic madmen running their country) but the comment "Bibi is going to be prime minister anyway". I'd read similar remarks in many places in the run-up to the election, and it seems clear that Ben the Bomb was in less danger of becoming a victim of "democracy" than, say, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong-Un. Still, Likud's poor showing must have annoyed him. As to whether Nothingyahu is more likely to invite into his government a centrist party actually interested in peace with Israel's neighbours, or a theocratic fascist who has stated his aim of utterly destroying Palestine, I believe the term "no-brainer" was coined for such conundrums. I would love to be proved wrong, but the Netanyahu regime's history of unfettered aggression and hunen rights abuse gives me no grounds for optimism.

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