Israel Embraces the Status Quo

By definitively re-electing Benjamin Netanyahu, Israelis refused to go left and refused to go right.

Stuck in the middle.

Photographer: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

By definitively re-electing Benjamin Netanyahu, Israelis refused to go left and refused to go right. This was what Netanyahu expected when he called for early elections -- and having just won his fourth, he certainly counts as the expert. The important question now is why Israelis are sticking with the status quo when external critics from the left and internal critics from the right were hoping for a meaningful course correction.

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