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Netanyahu declares victory in Israeli election
AP ^ | Feb. 10 2009 | AP

Posted on 02/10/2009 3:14:45 PM PST by Rastus

JERUSALEM – Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory in Tuesday's parliamentary election. Netanyahu told his supporters in a speech early Wednesday that he was proud of the gains by his hardline party. Exit polls show Likud coming in second, but in a better position to lead a coalition government because of a strong showing by other nationalist parties.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bibi; israel; israelwot; likud; netanyahu; wot
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1 posted on 02/10/2009 3:14:45 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Rastus

Bibi !!!


2 posted on 02/10/2009 3:15:37 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (May Obama go the way of my ex-governor Blagojevich.-- and soon!)
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To: Rastus

I hope he’s right


3 posted on 02/10/2009 3:16:05 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: BlessedBeGod
I read earlier that he lost the election.

His party did very well but he lost.

4 posted on 02/10/2009 3:16:52 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

Exit polls are very accurate. [/sarc]


5 posted on 02/10/2009 3:18:22 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: mware

Is he the new leader or no???


6 posted on 02/10/2009 3:18:40 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: cubreporter

no


7 posted on 02/10/2009 3:19:16 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Rastus

I hope it’s true, but the way elections go world wide now wouldn’t surprise me one bit if ACORN somehow managed to get Ahmud Imanutjob elected PM of Israel.


8 posted on 02/10/2009 3:19:50 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Rastus

I guess we’ll just have to wait until they count the votes.

Go Bibi!


9 posted on 02/10/2009 3:20:08 PM PST by Canedawg (An acute case of ODS)
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To: mware

That was exit polling, I believe. It’ll be a thrill if liberal exit poll manipulation falls on its face again. More thrilling, of course, will be Obama having to face someone who actually has Israel’s best interests in mind.


10 posted on 02/10/2009 3:20:14 PM PST by Rastus
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To: cubreporter

According to the article he says with God’s will he’ll be leading and changing policy, so in his mind anyway, yes.

I sure hope so, the world will need a strong leader in the next 4 years.


11 posted on 02/10/2009 3:20:48 PM PST by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing---Edmund Burke)
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To: mware

http://www.jpost.com

Looks like Kadima won.


12 posted on 02/10/2009 3:20:48 PM PST by library user (Rod Blagojevich should have been TIME MAGAZINE'S "Person of the Year.")
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To: anniegetyourgun
yes.


13 posted on 02/10/2009 3:21:21 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Rastus
He spoke with Avigdor Lieberman, so yes odds are good he will be named Prime Minister soon.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

14 posted on 02/10/2009 3:21:47 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Rastus

About an hour ago I was listening to Michael Medved interviewing his brother who lives in Jerusalem. He said Bibi will be the winner.


15 posted on 02/10/2009 3:22:06 PM PST by Atlantian
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To: Rastus

Great news!


16 posted on 02/10/2009 3:22:29 PM PST by Obadiah
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To: Rastus

Awesome. Finally some good news.


17 posted on 02/10/2009 3:23:19 PM PST by Cheap_Hessian
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To: Rastus
If Bibi wins he will become the leader of the Western world in the fight against Islamofascism.

And Obama will evolve to become Bibi's greatest enemy.

I support Bibi.

18 posted on 02/10/2009 3:23:24 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: Atlantian

I’m so confused, I thought Livni won, I want Netanyahu to win, I hope that he won. We need him, under Livni she will be Obama’s puppet


19 posted on 02/10/2009 3:23:26 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: goldstategop

Excellent!


20 posted on 02/10/2009 3:23:44 PM PST by arealconservativeforachange (There are too many Republicans in the Republican Party.)
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To: Rastus

I see this as a counter balance to Obama.


21 posted on 02/10/2009 3:24:05 PM PST by Obadiah
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To: Canedawg

I think it goes to the Israeli President (Peres) to ask either Livni or Bibi to form a government in xx days. I guess it could go either way, but I really want Bibi to wind this...


22 posted on 02/10/2009 3:24:41 PM PST by libsrscum (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: mware

The Right has more seats than the left. It takes 61 seats to form a government. Netanyahu is in a much better position to do just that.


23 posted on 02/10/2009 3:24:52 PM PST by freedomwarrior998
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To: Rastus

And he will stand up to The Zero!


24 posted on 02/10/2009 3:25:02 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware of socialism in America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Rastus

He did “lose” (as in the other party got more votes) but governments are formed by coalitions.

For example, if the US had 4 parties and the vote breakdown was as follows:

Democrats: 24
Republicans: 23
Conservatives:15
Liberals:10

You could say that Republicans “lost” but when you add up Republicans and conservatives they have more votes and therefore will form the government.

Hope that analogy makes sense.


25 posted on 02/10/2009 3:25:03 PM PST by icwhatudo (Still a proud member of the VRWC)
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To: Rastus

MAybe I take back the gag gag puke puke puke I posted earlier when they were predicting the lizard zippi lippi to win.


26 posted on 02/10/2009 3:25:14 PM PST by ichabod1 (Change is not a destination, Hope is not a strategy)
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To: Rastus
No Bibi? With Obami at the US helm. Israel, what HAVE you done to yourselves?
27 posted on 02/10/2009 3:25:58 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Rastus

As well as someone who makes him look like the schoolboy that he is.


28 posted on 02/10/2009 3:26:04 PM PST by ichabod1 (Change is not a destination, Hope is not a strategy)
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To: Rastus

One of the few bright spots in the day.


29 posted on 02/10/2009 3:26:19 PM PST by madison10
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To: Domandred

LOL but you are not kidding.


30 posted on 02/10/2009 3:27:22 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
no

Probably yes.

31 posted on 02/10/2009 3:27:44 PM PST by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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To: freedomwarrior998

God speed, Bibi!


32 posted on 02/10/2009 3:28:16 PM PST by JPG
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To: Diogenesis

So, you’re saying he has been named PM?


33 posted on 02/10/2009 3:28:30 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: library user

If you don’t have 50 percent then the only thing that matters is who can attract enough coalition partners to reach the 50 percent mark.


34 posted on 02/10/2009 3:28:51 PM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Rastus

Other than for Israel’s sake, that’s another reason I want see Netanyahu win. I can’t wait to see Hussein have to deal with someone who won’t fall for his much-vaunted “charm”, someone who understand the reality of the ME and isn’t playing Hussein’s game.


35 posted on 02/10/2009 3:29:04 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: mrsmel

Just as in Minnesota, for example, the fact that someone like zippi lippi could even be so close to the reins of power is apalling.


36 posted on 02/10/2009 3:30:05 PM PST by ichabod1 (Change is not a destination, Hope is not a strategy)
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To: icwhatudo

Yes unless the repubs are snowe,collins,sphincter lol


37 posted on 02/10/2009 3:30:05 PM PST by italianquaker
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To: mware

Libtard MSM wishfull thinking as usual!


38 posted on 02/10/2009 3:30:22 PM PST by Ulysse
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To: Rastus
Netanyahu told his supporters in a speech early Wednesday that he was proud of the gains by his hardline party.

Yes, I'm sure he said "hardline party." Leave it up to AP. They can't help but editorialize.

39 posted on 02/10/2009 3:31:25 PM PST by edpc
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To: freedomwarrior998

That’s how I thought it worked-the winner is whoever is in a position to form a government.


40 posted on 02/10/2009 3:31:33 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Kadima won the most seats, but they do not have a majority.

Netanyahu will be able to acquire the most votes from his party and the 3rd place party.

This is a good thing. The left in Israel is in shambles.


41 posted on 02/10/2009 3:32:44 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: ichabod1

IIUC, I read on the Jerusalem Post that the parties from the Right will have the majority together, therefore Netanyahu will most likely form the government.


42 posted on 02/10/2009 3:33:25 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: Rastus

Another man with a healthy skepticism of exit polls! Gotta love him!


43 posted on 02/10/2009 3:33:31 PM PST by Mogwai (You say "far right" like that's a bad thing!)
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To: icwhatudo

Makes sense to me. Thanks.


44 posted on 02/10/2009 3:34:34 PM PST by Canedawg (An acute case of ODS)
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To: Rastus

Yay, Bibi!!
And for purely female superficial reasons, he’s a good looking guy, too! (The Kool-Aid drinkers can have their B. Hussein dreams, so it’s fair.)


45 posted on 02/10/2009 3:35:40 PM PST by conservative cat ("So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: mware

That is what the exit polls were saying and I was really disappointed thinking it was accurate. This is good news.


46 posted on 02/10/2009 3:37:05 PM PST by HollyB
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To: Ulysse

LIVNI/KADIMA is not in position to rule ISRAEL. That’s ALL !

Even if CNN and other libtards don’t like it that’s the fact!


47 posted on 02/10/2009 3:37:12 PM PST by Ulysse
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To: Rastus
Netanyahu on obomba.

Netanyahu - "Obama who?" hehe

48 posted on 02/10/2009 3:38:19 PM PST by The Anti-One (So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.)
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To: The Anti-One

MIT trumps Harvard Law


49 posted on 02/10/2009 3:39:17 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Rastus

Kadima won the most seats in the election, however, 64 of the 120 parliament seats were won by right-wing parties, so it’s very possible that Netanyahu may become Prime Minister even though he came in second because Livni, who leads Kadima, may not be able to form a coalition government.


50 posted on 02/10/2009 3:39:34 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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