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Netanyahu may yet make respectable, democratic Israel disappear

‘He’s a magician,’ the crowd chanted as Benjamin Netanyahu took the stage at Likud’s victory party. The man now on course to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister had, as has become customary, pulled off a seemingly impossible eleventh-hour win. Despite the centre-left coalescing to form Kahol Lavan, an anti-Bibi alliance, Netanyahu held onto the crown by pandering to right-wing voters on territory.

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Stephen Daisley
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Stephen Daisley
Stephen Daisley is a Spectator regular and a columnist for the Scottish Daily Mail

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