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The Ending of an Israeli Political Joke

I am of course referring to Ehud Olmert, who will say goodbye to the Prime Ministership after Tzipi Livni likely garnered more than 40% of the vote in the election for the new Kadima leader, negating a second round of voting.

I am happy with the result in the sense that it spares us more Olmert. The downside is it gives us Livni.

Meanwhile, I would like to ask my Israeli readers and anyone who follows events in Israel closely: In your opinion, was Olmert Israel’s worst ever Prime Minister?

I think you can guess my answer.

Update: Betrayed by the exit polls! Now it looks like the results were closer than predicted, with Livni not having achieved the 40% minimum, and Mofaz even gearing to appeal the results. Which for all intents and purposes means Olmert is not stepping down just yet.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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