Come from behind- Stunning- St Patrick's Day Miracle? It's pretty clear the fix is in!! Netanyahu was needed, in power, for the war agenda & he unsurprisingly remains in power-
Sure looks like a stolen election to me!
Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud surges to stunning win
"Netanyahu's return to power for a 4th term likely spells trouble for Mideast peace effort"
Yet, Netanyahu was behind in all final polling, immediately prior to the election!
"Herzog, who appeared poised only days ago to stage a coup, conceded defeat"
Final opinion polls put Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party four seats behind its centre-left rivals, days before the general election. The top-selling Yediot Aharonot showed Likud’s main challenger, the Zionist Union coalition, winning 26 of the 120 seats in parliament against 22 for the Israeli prime minister's party.
Its survey, published on Friday, of 1,032 respondents by pollster Mina Tzemach put The Joint List, a newly formed alliance of Israel’s main Arab parties, in third, with 13 seats.The poll had a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points, the paper said.
A Panels Research poll published jointly by The Jerusalem Post and Maariv dailies showed the same four-seat gap between parties, with the Zionist Union winning 25 against 21 for Likud.
The survey of 1,300 people also saw The Joint List winning 13 places. It had a margin of error of 3.0 per cent.
Let's pretend this election was not fixed somehow and blame the pollsters and the voters..??
Such sentiments seem hard to reconcile with the prevailing mood in the country. The final batch of pre-election polls all showed Netanyahu’s Likud Party trailing three or four seats behind its main challenger, the Zionist Union, a coalition led by Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog and former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni. The final survey released by Channel 10 gave Likud just 20 seats, its poorest showing yet, and the party’s internal polling suggests it could slip further—down to 17 or 18.
It's simpler to fix an election then to blame numerous pollsters & the entire population of a nation, who were by all reports in a sour mood!
Netanyahu's shock re-election leaves Israel's pollsters red-faced
Exit polls also proved unreliable. Israel's top three television stations, airing first returns as voting booths closed, found the parties close or tied. Had that been borne out, either could have potentially headed the next government.Haaretz asks? How did Netanyahu score such a decisive election victory?
The prime minister who was on course for an ignominious defeat is now being sent back to the Knesset with an even bigger majority......thanks to a brilliant end-game and his rivals flawed campaigns.So what just happened? How has Netanyahu pulled off the greatest upset of his all-too upsetting political career?
No one in his immediate circle – and certainly none of the senior Likud figures who on Tuesday were planning their moves in a post-Bibi era – expected anything near this result.
The flawed campaign of opponents claim just doesn't add up- Because the opponents were ahead in final polling- so the opening of the Haaretz article is just silliness.
Sure looks to be a stolen election, a win for the global war party!