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Israeli elections: peace is possible with Netanyahu

Despite dismaying campaign rhetoric, we can be cautiously optimistic about Israel's choice

By Oliver Kamm  

Could the UK's politicians take inspiration from Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu? © Oded Balilty/AP/Press Association Images

Benjamin Netanyahu is the great survivor of Israeli politics. Whereas David Ben-Gurion, the founder of the Jewish state, served eight years as prime minister, Netanyahu has served consecutively for the last six years and for nine years in total. Against expectations, he has just defeated a formidable electoral challenge from the centre-left Zionist Union. It’s an…

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