Brain Bush’s Blog

Way of Israeli Politics

  • By : Brian Bush
  • January 22, 2013
  • 6:37 pm

Hello Everyone,

It was an absolutely beautiful day here in Israel – the warmest day we have had in a few months – and lucky us, there is an election!

In Israel it is the law that people do not have to go to work (generally speaking) in order to get out and vote.

And that is the case with higher voter turnout being recorded than in 2009. People are pleased about this – but the spin is everywhere, with Israel's Prime Minister worrying not so much about his job but his Party's strength in the results.

Netanyahu never really had an opponent in this election – but the political process will certainly be his problem tomorrow when he wakes up the 'winner'.

This is because he will need to form a coalition government that will survive in the Knesset. In order to do this he will 'wheel and deal' – and be held hostage to the various party interests of those not representing the majority of Israel's voters.

Thus is the way of Israeli politics…

But save the headaches for tomorrow – today people hit the beach, the park, and struck up the bar-b-ques as they watch the finale of the election on a lovely final election day here in Israel.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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