Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: Exit poll results: Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu takes 31 seats, Yesh Atid comes in second

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Exit poll: Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu takes 31 seats, Yesh Atid comes in second

Source: JTA, 1-22-13

Initial Israeli exit polls show the combined Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu ticket won the highest vote total while the new center-left Yesh Atid came in second….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief January 23, 2013: Elections 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Victory Speech ‘Proud to be Your Prime Minister’

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Netanyahu: Proud to be Your Prime Minister

Source: Arutz 7, 1-23-13

“I thank you for giving me the opportunity for a third time to lead the State of Israel,” says Netanyahu in victory speech.

Netanyahu speaks after elections

Netanyahu speaks after elections
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who will head a large but weaker Likud party in the new Knesset, gave a victory speech at his party’s headquarters on Tuesday night.

“You have once again proved that Israel is a vibrant, dynamic, exemplary democracy, and I am proud to be your Prime Minister, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity for a third time to lead the State of Israel,” Netanyahu told the Israeli public. “This is a great honor but also a great responsibility.

“I see many partners in our mission and, by joining hands in a wide coalition we can succeed,” Netanyahu said, adding, “I believe that the results of the election are an opportunity to make the changes that the people of Israel are longing for.”…READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: Exit Poll Results see Benjamin Netanyahu Re-elected as PM; Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid Party in Second Place

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Exit polls see Netanyahu re-elected as PM

Source: Ynetnews, 1-22-13

Exit polls marking the conclusion of the 2013 national elections are predicting re-election for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the big surprise was Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party, which, according to the polls, won 19 mandates….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: US: We have to wait and see makeup of new Israel government

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US: We have to wait and see makeup of new Israel gov’t

Source: Jerusalem Post, 1-22-13

The Obama administration would wait to see the makeup of the new Israeli government before deciding on how to approach long-standing and critical issues, AFP quoted White House spokesman Jay Carney as saying on Tuesday….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: Exit Poll Results: Likud with 31 Seats — Channels 1, 2 and 10 publish exit polls, presenting tight race between left and right

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Channel 10 exit poll:

Likud gets 31 seats

Yesh Atid 18

Labor 17

Habayit Hayehudi 12

Shas 13

Hatnuah 6,

Meretz 6

Israel election exit polls reveal tight race between right and left

Source: Haaretz, 1-22-13

Channels 1, 2 and 10 publish exit polls, presenting tight race between left and right.

Israel’s three major television networks published exit polls on Tuesday night, after polls closed across the country at 10 P.M.

According to Channel 2’s exit polls, the battle was tight between the left and right, with 59 percent of votes going to the left-wing block, and 61 percent to the right. Channel 2’s exit polls showed Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu exited with 31 seats, followed by Yesh Atid with 19 seats, and Labor with 17 seats. Habayit Hayehudi and Shas both got 12 seats, followed by Meretz and Hatnuah, who both got 7 seats. United Torah Judaism was next, with 6 seats, followed by the Arab parties, Hadash, with 4 seats, United Arab List – Ta’al with 3 and Balad, with 2.

Kadima did not pass the threshold, nor did Otzma Leyisrael.

According to the exit polls of Channel 10, the party with the most seats was Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu, 31. Following in second place was Yesh Atid with 18 seats, and Labor, with  17 seats, followed closely in third place. The rest of the parties that passed the threshold were: Shas, 13, Habayit Hayehudi, 12, Hatnuah, 6, Meretz, 6, Yahadut Hatorah, 6, Hadash, 5, United Arab List – Ta’al, 4, Balad, 2.

According to Channel 1, Likud Beiteinu won 31 seats, followed by Yesh Atid with 19 seats and Labor with 17 seats. Habayit Hayehudi got 12 seats, Shas 22, Hatnuah 7, Meretz 7 and United Torah Judaism 6. The Arab parties followed, with Hadash garnering 3 seats, United Arab List – Ta’al, 3, Balad, 2. According to Channel 1, Otzma Leyisrael also won 2 seats.

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Shelly Yacimovich: The smell of revolution is in the air

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Yacimovich: The smell of revolution is in the air

Source: Jerusalem Post, 1-22-13

“The smell of revolution is in the air,” Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich said Tuesday in the final hours of Election Day….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu urges supporters to vote: Likud rule is in danger

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Netanyahu urges supporters to vote: Likud rule is in danger

Source: Jerusalem Post, 1-22-13

“Likud’s rule is in danger,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned two hours before the polling station were due to close on Tuesday….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: Israel’s Election: What Happened to All the Excitement?

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Israel’s Election: What Happened to All the Excitement?

Source: TIME, 1-22-13 

Israelis went to the polls today, drawing to a close an election campaign defined more by lassitude and a vague unease than any central issue. Current events featured not much at all in the 100 days leading up to Tuesday’s balloting….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: Exit Poll Voting Results: And after the elections

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And after the elections

Source: Jerusalem Post (blog), 1-22-13

If Bibi/Lieberman get close to 40 (38-40), if, he’ll first go to Lapid, then Shelly then Tzippi. In any case, the aggressive campaign against Bennett indicates Netanyahu does not want a right-wing coalition….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Israelis go to the polls in large numbers

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Israelis go to the polls in large numbers

Source: JTA, 1-22-13

Israelis were voting for the 19th Knesset in record numbers….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: Live blogging Israeli Election Day

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Live blogging Israeli Election Day

Source: JTA, 1-22-13

JTA is live blogging Election Day in Israel….READ MORE

LIVE BLOG: Israel goes to the polls

Source: Jerusalem Post, 1-22-13

Welcome to The Jerusalem Post’s live blog of Israeli Election Day. Stay ahead of the news with our up-to-the-minute election coverage….READ MORE

LIVE BLOG: Israelis go to the polls, ending three-month election

Source: Haaretz, 1-22-13

Millions of Israelis cast their vote in one of approximately 1,000 polling stations spread across the country….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: For Israeli voters, missile fire, money main issues in election

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For Israeli voters, missile fire, money main issues in election

Source: CNN, 1-22-13

The pundits in Israel, the United States and the West Bank have pretty much forecast the winner of Tuesday’s Israeli national elections. Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing political coalition with former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 22, 2013: Elections 2013: Memo To The Next Knesset: Get To Know American Jewry

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Memo To The Next Knesset: Get To Know American Jewry

Source: The Jewish Week, 1-22-13

Israeli media coverage of American Jewish life is mostly confined to the ebb and flow of the Israel lobby in Washington…..READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 18, 2013: Elections 2013: Poll: Center-left bloc could tie Netanyahu-led bloc at 46 seats

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Poll: Center-left bloc could tie Netanyahu-led bloc at 46 seats

Source: JTA, 1-18-13

Israel could see a left-wing coalition to match the right-wing bloc’s 46 projected seats, according to the last poll before Jan. 22 elections….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 18, 2013: Elections 2013: Last Poll Before Election Likud Beiteinu in Lead with 32 Knesset Seats

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Last poll before election  — סקר אחרון לקראת הבחירות

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Israel Political Brief January 17, 2013: Elections 2013: Behind the Story: TIME’s Karl Vick Discusses Israel’s Upcoming Elections

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Behind the Story: TIME’s Karl Vick Discusses Israel’s Upcoming Elections

Source: TIME, 1-17-13 

As Israeli voters prepare for elections on Jan. 22, they have been wooed in increasing numbers by right-wing politicians who support the Jewish settlements in the West Bank….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 16, 2013: Elections 2013: Donald Trump endorses PM Benjamin Netanyahu in video

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Donald Trump endorses Netanyahu in video

Source: JTA, 1-16-13

American billionaire Donald Trump endorsed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an online video released on YouTube….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 15, 2013: Elections 2013: Many Jewish Agency emissaries barred from voting in Israel’s election

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Many Jewish Agency emissaries barred from voting in Israel’s election

Source: JTA, 1-15-13

Many emissaries of the Jewish Agency for Israel worldwide will be unable to vote in Israel’s election….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 14, 2013: Elections 2013: In Israeli elections, PM Benjamin Netanyahu and right-wing coalition seen cruising to victory

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In Israeli elections, Netanyahu and right-wing coalition seen cruising to encore

Source: JTA, 1-14-13

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and its coalition partner, Yisrael Beiteinu, are all but certain to top the polls in next week’s Israeli elections, again consigning the once-dominant Labor Party to the political opposition….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief January 14, 2013: Elections 2013: Knesset elections A reader’s guide

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Knesset elections: A reader’s guide

Source: JTA, 1-14-13

Some 34 parties are officially registered to compete in the Israeli elections on Jan. 22, though only about a dozen have a legitimate shot at securing one of the parliament’s 120 seats….READ MORE

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