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  •  hope for peace talks with the Palestinians? (6+ / 0-)

    If we could just have some of that smart diplomacy in action instead of all the drawing of red lines by too many warmongers.

    A badly weakened Prime Minister Netanyahu.......

    The results defied forecasts that Israel's next government would veer sharply to the right at a time when the country faces mounting international isolation, growing economic problems and regional turbulence. While that opens the door to unexpected movement on peace efforts, a coalition joining parties with dramatically divergent views on peacemaking, the economy and the military draft could just as easily be headed for gridlock – and perhaps a short life.
    A surprising strong showing by a political newcomer, the centrist Yesh Atid, or There is a Future, party, in Tuesday's vote turned pre-election forecasts on their heads and dealt a setback to Netanyahu. Yesh Atid's leader, Yair Lapid, has said he would only join a government committed to sweeping economic changes and a serious push to resume peace talks with the Palestinians, which have languished throughout Netanyahu's four-year tenure.

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:47:38 AM PST

    •  That's encouraging (5+ / 0-)

      I kept reading about how Israel had moved to the right, that Netanyahu would have to move to the right, but that he would also moderate himself just for show for the international audience

      I'm glad the predictors were wrong.  I could not figure what had happened to the Israeli Left.  Maybe there is a chance for a two-state solution after all.  I thought it was all but dead.   Which is so tragic.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 07:26:31 AM PST

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