January 24th, 2013
No, Israel Did Not Just Vote for the Center: Why the Right is Still Dominant
The surprisingly strong performance of Yair Lapid in Israel’s election, coupled with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s losses, have led many to conclude that Israeli voters have shifted to the center. But Lapid’s party is conservative where it counts—on security issues—and the voters who left Netanyahu largely went even further to the right.

No, Israel Did Not Just Vote for the Center: Why the Right is Still Dominant

The surprisingly strong performance of Yair Lapid in Israel’s election, coupled with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s losses, have led many to conclude that Israeli voters have shifted to the center. But Lapid’s party is conservative where it counts—on security issues—and the voters who left Netanyahu largely went even further to the right.

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    An interesting analysis of the Israeli election and in contrast to the main story of how Israel voted centrist-left.
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