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Don't count out the Israeli left
Don't count out the Israeli left

Just days before the Israeli elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed poised for an epic tumble from power. Polls leading up to the election consistently showed his rival, Isaac Herzog, ahead of Bibi. His neglect of bread-and-butter issues at home (Israel’s cost of living has skyrocketed) had disenchanted many voters. Even election day exit polls, usually considered accurate in Israel, suggested that the two would tie and potentially split power. But the numbers proved pollsters, pundits and street corner psychics all wrong: Netanyahu, or “King Bibi” as some have come to call him, cleaned up. His victory gravely worried his critics — would the...

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