Benjamin Netanyahu wins re-election in Israel

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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL- Have you heard the news coming out of Israel?  You know Israel: little country, big personality.  Bibi Netanyahu, their outspoken prime minister, has won another election.

On Tuesday, King Bibi -as they now call him- was reelected for a fourth term in office.  Is that even kosher?

With so much friction in the U.S. - Israel relationship lately, we bet President Barack Obama can't wait to celebrate this victory with his bestie.  Yeah, right!  After defeating progressive Isaac Herzog, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is well positioned to form a coalition with other nationalist and religious parties.

But with conflicts with Iran and the Palestinians at the borders, and a widening social gap at home, Netanyahu's plate is pretty full.

It remains to be seen what place the pragmatic campaigner will make for himself in the history books.  And we all know that Israelis never forget.


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