Click refresh to see new updates during the day. What a cliffhanger. What a political system. With 99% of the votes counted, Kadima is ahead of Likud by one seat. (source: Ha’aretz) But here’s the interesting thing: the right-wing bloc leads the center-left bloc 65-55, so Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu seems to have the better [...]
Sticky post. Scroll down for new posts and updates. Welcome to the Israeli Elections 2009 liveblogging post. I will be blogging throughout the day, and will then be joined by two guests with excellent knowledge of the Israeli political system, who will provide commentary, analysis and answer your questions: Professor Barry Rubin is Director of [...]
I have some exciting news regarding tomorrow’s blogging of the Israeli elections. Stay tuned for more. In the meantime, if any of you are graphically talented and would like to create an election banner for tomorrow’s election post, please write me at israellycool-at-yahoo-dot-com. You’ll get attribution and the satisfaction of having helped me out.
Now this is interesting. With elections looming in problematic Israel, the race seems to be down to right-wing leader Benjamin Netanyahu and center party candidate Zipi Livni. Surprisingly, many Arabs favor a win by the seemingly more hawkish Netanyahu. The considered opinion of political and business leaders in the region is that Netanyahu offers stability [...]
It’s worth mentioning that there some other elections taking place this weekend. New Zealand looks certain to have a new government after about 3 million Kiwis – almost 10% of whom live in Australia – cast their votes tomorrow. National polls yesterday gave the National Party of John Key a strong lead over the incumbent [...]
You would have realized that I have not blogged extensively at all on the imminent US Elections, nor have I endorsed any particular candidate over another. Yet I received a fair bit of mail asking me for whom I would vote. Quite simply, I do not feel comfortable stating any position on this given that [...]