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A Vote for the Nation’s Soul

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The focal point of this election is not an economic or diplomatic dispute, as is usual in properly run countries, nor is it about giving immunity to a prime minister who is under a cloud of alleged corruption. This election is a struggle for the essence of the state, for whether it will be a true democracy or whether it will join that club of “democracies” that includes countries like Turkey, Brazil and Hungary. (For the latest election polls – click here)

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I’ve never thought that Benjamin Netanyahu was a man who wanted to advance anything of substance. He only sought to survive, to make statements and then backtrack, to gain popularity. He has achieved all of that. None of his adversaries in this race are so close that he can feel their breath on his neck, even though no one knows what he might say tomorrow.

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