Comments on: Final elections results posted; settler party rises to 12 seats Independent commentary and news from Israel & Palestine Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:22:26 +0000 hourly 1 By: Noam Sheizaf Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:44:07 +0000 corrected

By: Shuki Raz Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:40:18 +0000 Shas got 11, not 12

By: rsgengland Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:47:10 +0000 The most interesting aspect of these elections is the changing emphasis of the voters.
Socioeconomic causes and worries seem to have been the motivating factor driving voters.
The security situation has been almost accepted as a given; that at this present moment it is livable with.
The peace process is not going anywhere.
Abbas has little legitimacy due to the extension of his position as PA President, without new elections.
Hamas has been quiet unequivocal in their stance towards peace with Israel(total destruction of Israel).
Israel can’t/won’t allow the Palestinian right of return, and the Palestinians can’t/won’t settle for anything less.
And the situation of the Jewish refugees needs to be addressed as well.
So all in all, the ‘peace process is at an impasse, trumped at the moment by economic issues.

By: Greg Pollock Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:16:06 +0000 Proposed definition of the Israeli Center: that which changes its name and says it has accomplished something.

Alternative proposed defintion: that which affirms something, then runs heard like into another name to start all over again.

By: Sydney Nestel Fri, 25 Jan 2013 03:02:56 +0000 You forgot to include Labors 15 seats in the centre.

By: Grandma Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:02:19 +0000 Any numbers on Da’am, dear?