Thursday, November 22, 2012

Following Gaza Offensive, Netanyahu Faces Tough Sell in Reelection Bid

"I know there are citizens expecting a more intensive military operation, and it is very likely that one will be required, but right now, the right thing for the State of Israel is to take advantage of the opportunity for a protracted cease-fire," PM Netanyahu told the Israeli public following the ceasefire announcement.

The first poll published after the ceasefire went into effect indicate a significant drop in public support for Prime Minister Netanayhu. While the drop might not be significant, Likud Beytenu, would get only 33 seats compared to 42 the two parties had together in the outgoing Knesset.