5 thoughts on “Netanyahu Wins Sixth Term as Prime Minister – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Highest voter turnout since 1999, in spite of voter fatigue, shows that Israel is a vibrant democracy.
    The Arab sector is also turning out to vote in proportionately high numbers.

    Kol ha kavod, Israel!

    1. @ Top Cat: On the contrary: the results, as the Haaretz quote shows, are the triumph of Israeli fascism. If “democracy” has lost all meaning, then yes, fascist democracy has triumphed.

      The Palestinian (NOT “Arab”) vote comes close to matching the last election. But the increase in Jewish vote of 6% has swamped the Palestinian vote, leading to the massive decline from 15 seats to 4. So Palestinians have beens shafted as well. So if “democracy” means the decimation of representation of the Palestinian minority then yes, racist democracy has triumphed.

      Other than that, you’re right on the money!

      1. Palestinian voting is down to ~42%, down from an earlier 60% two election cycles ago.

        To wit: Too many Palestinians Arabs, whatever their reasons, chose not to vote today (which is never a good idea).

        On the money!

  2. A fascist leaning government is the lesser evil. A fascist faction consisting of religious, messianic fundamentalists is of the worst kind.

    1. @Eli: This is not a “fascist-leaning government.” It is an out-and-out fascist government. One might say it’s a “Judeo-Nazi leaning government.” In that it has not yet resorted to mass genocide, as another nation did in the last century.

      I’m not sure what you mean by a “fascist faction” and whether you’re referring to the incoming government or something else. Of course, the incoming government does have plenty of rabid messianists, exterminationists, Orthodox, and just plain thugs. An unsavory bunch.

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