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Worldwide media enthralled by Israeli elections
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 23.01.13, 22:00
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1. World is trying to interfer with Israeli politics
Alex   (01.23.13)
Wonder why no one is highlighting that fact, compared to Netanyahu so called involvement in the US election...
2. international media should stop celebrating
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.23.13)
first, netenyahu will still be prime minister. second, the right is still dominates, especially on security matters. there is naftali bennet who most likely will be in the coalition. lapid himself will not sell out israel. the elections were more about domestic issues, especially sharing the burden in the idf and housing.
3. France's Le'Figarto hhas it correctly: Centrist coalition
Michael ,   California, USA   (01.24.13)
Improving relations with other countries will be easy if Netanyahu and Lapid will form a coalition and keep the right wingers, including religious, outside. The world wants to see a chance for the Two States solution through direct negotiations with Palestinians.
4. They Wish
Joel ,   Washington DC, USA   (01.24.13)
The world media, while awash in their glee of seeing Netanyahu lose seats, seems to forget that the main election themes of those who gained seats had more to do with the economy and jobs than any restarting of the so-called peace process.
5. Michael 3, you are still dreaming
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.24.13)
it makes no difference what government israel has since the arabs will not accept jewish sovereignty in israel. they consider the kotel(wailing wall) to be arab. so jews can't even have the kotel. so what exactly will these supremacists allow israel to have? most likely, a bullet in the head.
6. These elections are not about what the world wants
Johhny ,   TA, Israel   (01.24.13)
They are about fixing internal problem such as a housing crisis and and equal sharing of the burden of IDF and tax paying
7. Lapid and Netanyahu don't differ regarding Palestinians
Merav ,   Israel   (01.24.13)
The international media is clueless. If anything, Lapid is slightly more hawkish than Bibi regarding the Palestinians. Both say no dividing Jerusalem, no going back to pre-67 borders. Lapid wants a great big wall between us and them and, as he said the other day "to be rid of them." Lapid is on the left on domestic issues like how much our cottage cheese should cost.
8. 6 & 7 are both right
Cipora Julianna Kohn   (01.24.13)
9. The world media?
The world's media is not the US,UK or French newsapers, but maybe they represents the jewish views?
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