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Reflections on the election of Hassan Rohani

As I mentioned earlier, while Hassan Rohani’s election as president of Iran was welcomed as a reformer, it was also advised, especially by Binyamin Netanyahu, to “approach with caution”. As to be expected however, Israel’s very own Delusionist-in-chief, aka President … Continue reading

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The new Iranian President Hassan Rohani

Out with the old (Ahmadinejad) and in with the new, Iran has elected a new president, Hassan Rohani. Rumour has it that he’s a reformer and more amenable to negotiations with the West, but since he was one of a … Continue reading

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We finally have a government

At least I think so. The coalition agreement is due to be signed later today, so barring any last-minute surprises (which one can never rule out in Israel) we will have a ruling coalition in place.  In the end the … Continue reading

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The height of political cynicism: Tzippi Livni joins Bibi’s coalition

Tzippi Livni has taken her party (alternatively called Hatnuah – which sounds like a bowel movement or a traffic jam – or the Tzippi Livni party – which sounds like the height of arrogance) into Binyamin Netanyahu’s government, becoming the … Continue reading

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Final Israeli election results

The complete election results are finally in, with the soldiers’ votes having been counted over the last day, and the numbers having changed slightly, with Kadima squeaking past the threshold with 2 seats, Bayit Yehudi gaining one seat for a … Continue reading

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And the winner is… Yair Lapid

OK, he’s not the outright winner of the election. That position still belongs to Binyamin Netanyahu.  The two big political blocs, right and left, are more or less tied. Likud Beitenu, and Netanyahu as incumbent Prime Minister and winner of … Continue reading

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