Pre-election Analysis

Pre-election analysis: ISRAEL General Elections to Settle a Bet

Five months after the past election the Israelis will return to the polls on Tuesday September 18th to settle a bet between the two most experienced right politicians. The acting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opted for new election hoping to improve the outcome of April 9th and form a new government with his far-right and ultra-religious allies. On the other side, Avigdor Lieberman refuses to let his secular party Israel Our Home join another government led by Netanyahu because he wants to bring about a change in Likud’s leadership hoping to become in the near future the new leader of the Israeli right.