Israel’s Likud Wins 5 Seat Gain

Overnight Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the country’s national election, securing a record fifth term in office despite polling showing him running neck-and-neck with his challenger Benny Gantz. Gantz declared a premature victory at the beginning of the night…

Bibi’s Likud party and the new centrist Blue and White party both won 35 seats, according to the Knesset website. That would mean a five-seat gain for Likud. “It is a night of colossal victory,” according to Bibi who ran on a strong on security platform. Final results are expected by Friday, though the forecast results showed 65 of the Knesset’s 120 seats would go to the right-wing bloc of parties led by Bibi, against a total of 55 seats for centre-left factions. Mazel tov!

Bewildered Bibi Watches Ugandan President’s Hilarious Speech

This is so bad it’s good. Speaking at an event commemorating the storming of Entebbe airport by Israeli special forces, Ugandan President Museveni went hilariously off-topic, to the bewilderment of the watching Netanyahu. Somehow don’t think Bibi will take him up on his offer of mediation in Gaza…

H/T for the highlights J-TV

FIFA Braced For Israeli Bombardment

Europe turned a blind eye.

America’s involvement simply ended up with Sepp Blatter winning re-election.

Enter Bibi:

“The effort to hurt Israel will destroy Fifa because if they start with one country they will move on to another and it will collapse the organisation. The effort to suspend Israel is severe and we will resist it unequivocally.”

Now they’ve really done it…

Israeli Pollsters Said Likud Would Lose, Netanyahu Stormed It

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Back in March Israeli pollsters were forecasting that Likud’s Binyamin Netanyahu would lose seats and be out of government. In the event he defied the pundits predicting his political demise – which was taken as a virtual given only days before – and gained seats. So whomever you are nervously backing in this allegedly knife edge election, you can take comfort from the fact that pollsters do get it very wrong.daveisrael

After running a “it is him-or-me” style campaign putting a stark choice before the voters Bibi stormed it. Arguably both Cameron and Miliband have made the same “make your choice” play, who though is really more likely to emulate Bibi? Ed made the choice out to be mainly about values, Dave’s campaign made the choice about character and leadership…

Likud Call Victory

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WATCH: Netanyahu “The Bibi-Sitter” Campaign Advert

Benjamin Netanyahu has released this memorable campaign advert featuring himself as “the Bibi-sitter”:

Who else would you want to protect the children of Israel?

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