Netanyahu triumphs despite Obama’s contempt, meddling

One Voice,” former Obama campaign staffers, descended on Israeli election in taxpayer funded, anti-Netanyahu campaign

The Times of Israel reports TV exit polls Tuesday night showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Likud set to retain the Israeli leadership at the end of a bitter election campaign. Netanyahu claimed victory early Wednesday morning, though his rival Isaac Herzog did not concede defeat.

Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and Israeli citizens headed for the ballots to vote for Israel’s 20th Knesset. Polls from the end of last week had left options open for a tight race. The TV exit polls were published at 10 p.m., as polling stations closed, after which official results began to roll in. The official final results won’t be publicized until Thursday.

“Against all odds, we achieved a great victory for Likud. We achieved a great victory for our people,” he tells jubilant supporters.

“I’m proud of the people of Israel, that in the moment of truth they knew how to separate the important from the trivial, and to stand for what’s important, for a real defense, a responsible economy, and a socially conscious economy that we’re committed to…. I can tell you with confidence that we stand before diplomatic and defense challenges, and economic and social challenges. We promised to act on the cost of housing, and we’re going to do it.”

Read more from the Times of Israel (in time line mode) here.
The “One Voice” expose by Paul E. Vallely, Major General, US Army (retired)  can be read here.

11 Responses to Netanyahu triumphs despite Obama’s contempt, meddling

  1. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Looked at Drudge earlier and was very happy! Now, I’m listening to Hugh Hewitt who has John Podhoritz (sp) on who is dampening my spirits. Podhoritz is talking about a “poor economy” under Bibi.
    We’ll see how this all works out in the morning. I’m for Bibi 100% and want to see Obama lose, yet one more time, in his messing around in other country’s politics.

    • PV PC says:

      I, too, am very happy with this election. Obama isn’t content to bring down America, he wants to deal with the snakes in Iran ro descimate Israel.

      As to the “poor economy,” the entire western world is in a downturn. here we are thrown lies about rallys from Obama’s U.S. Departmentof Labor headed by radical amnesty pusher Tom Perez. Remember his forays into Arizona as he hammered SB1070 and came after Sheriff Arpaio?

  2. Helen Post says:

    Let’s back up this tremendous win by purchasing “Made in Israel” products. I have found them locally at Bed, Bath and Beyond and even Big Lots!
    An ancient prayer for Catholics is “Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us and the peace of Jerusalem”. Wisdom from the ancients for our times perhaps.

  3. SmallGovt says:

    Bibi has been in office for over 6 years and you can argue that not much has happened. Israel has a very educated Jewish population and a poorly educated Arab one. A huge amount of American taxpayer money has gone to helping Israel succeed. It is time to let them stand on their own but with an unwavering commitment for defense if needed by USA.

    • Vince says:

      So we should stop aid to the only Democracy in the Middle East, but continue supporting the large oil rich Muslim nations surrounding Israel that have vowed to annihilate it and drive its people into the sea? The same nations that have lobbed bombs into Israel since its formation. The same nations that blow up schools and school buses filled with children? The same nations where Barack Obama bows to the Muslim royals in control and where there is no freedom from repressive Sharia law that restricts women to nothing more than possessions, unable to drive, work or walk outside their homes without being accompanied by a male relative? The same Sharia law that condones amputating the hands of those caught stealing a loaf of bread to feed their hungry families? Last I heard, Israelis have not beheaded or burned alive those with differing beliefs. They have not sworn to impose their faith worldwide, using the sword if necessary. Are you aware that as of the last count in the recent election, as many as 15 seats in the 120 seat Knesset (Israeli Parliament) are in the hands of Arabs living in Israel. They have freedom and are able to run for office in the Jewish state. Their lives are far better than in the countries they left.

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      Israel is one country I don’t mind my hard-earned, taxpayer dollars going to…..it’s about the enemy countries Obama is coddling and propping up with millions of dollars in the hopes that Sharia Law is the law of the land in the Middle East. He can’t even hide his disdain/pure hatred of Israel. They need our support now more than ever.

      • LD 23 PC says:

        Obama’s Kenyan family roots are Muslim. He was registered as a Muslim student by his stepfather while living in Indonesia as a child. He clearly prefers islam and Islamists over Christians and Jews.

    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      Smallgovt:
      I’ve read your comments often enough to see that your anti-Semitism is not even thinly disguised. What happened, were you given a bloody nose by a kid names Goldberg when you were a boy? You’ve never mentioned the Arab Lobby, which is INSIDE the Obama White House in the form of Muslim Brotherhood members in advisory and leadership positions. Hillary Clinton is in the same bed with close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, most notably through her former deputy chief of staff Huma Obedin whose family has longtime ties to the disreputable group. On that topic, you remain silent. Huma Obedin was also an authorized user of Hillary’s private email server.

      • Matt DeGennaro says:

        Dennis,
        That’s the route often taken by those who post anonymously. I well understand the need for anonymity when it comes to being compromised (or worse) at work or even socially, for one’s views. Fortunately I’m not in that position. But it does bring some of the haters out of the woodwork like the roaches they are.

  4. SmallGovt says:

    Sure Purchase Made in Israel products if you wish, your choice. But it is not my choice that countries like Israel which are not impoverished should get huge $$$ taxpayer support because of the Jewish lobby.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Obama Won’t Congratulate Bibi — But He Congratulated Erdogan, Sisi, Rouhani … and Putin! (PJMedia)