January 22nd, 2013
12:59 AM ET

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

The pundits in Israel, the United States and the West Bank have pretty much forecast the winner of today's Israeli national elections.

Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing political coalition with former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman– Likud Beitenu - will prevail. He'll trot to the finish line in an easy horse race, analysts say, citing poll after poll.

But this is just the first stage in forging a new government. After the election for Knesset seats, the arduous government coalition-building begins.

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  1. wondering

    Is the God of Israel democratic?

    January 22, 2013 at 8:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. wondering

    Like, was it one of the "mysterious" ways the God of Israel works when Palestine started becoming recognized as a State? Was this God's way of insuring the majority of Israeli voters would remain Jewish voters?

    January 22, 2013 at 8:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Thinker23

      Palestinian voters were not, are not and will not be Israeli voters for the simple reason they ARE NOT Israeli citizens... Regardless of Palestinian state officially declared

      January 22, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. wondering

    Only a few % points seperates the majority Jewish vote and the minoity Muslim vote in Israel. Had Palestine remained a part of Israel, in just a few years Muslims would be the majority. (according to population growth stats)
    Imagine an Israel ruled by Muslims What would your preacher say? That Israel is God's chosen?

    January 22, 2013 at 8:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Thinker23

      "Only a few % points seperates the majority Jewish vote and the minoity Muslim vote in Israel."

      But of course, genius... Considering that only about 20% of Israelis are Muslims and that many Muslims in Israel do not vote for Arab parties your definition of "only few % points" is pretty interesting... Would you call 90% "just a few % points"?

      January 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      "Wondering"... Palestine NEVER was part of Israel. On the other hand, Israel WAS and IS part of Palestine just like France is part of Europe... You see, Palestine is a GEOGRAPHICAL AREA where the State of Israel is located together with the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

      January 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Wonder No Longer

    That is some of the most ridicoulous statements ever.

    January 22, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. e cig cartomizer

    Only a few % points seperates the majority Jewish vote and the minoity Muslim vote in Israel.Palestinian voters were not, are not and will not be Israeli voters for the simple reason they ARE NOT Israeli citizens...

    January 23, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse | Reply

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