Hard to know what to make of the Israeli election result in relation to the peace process.

by ray goodlass

Hard to know what to make of the Israeli election result, as there is good and bad news for the peace process. Netanyahu’s Likkud vote is down, and that of There is a Future, which is in favour of negoatiations, has made an impressive debut, but so has Jewish Home, which would annex the West Bank if it could, meaning no Palestine at all if it gets its way in a coalition with Likkud. But one thing is clear: Netanyahu is seriously weakened, so it is all up to which way he will go (left or right) as he tries to cobble togther a coalition thyat will have a bearing on the peace process. If he brings Jewish Home into his coalition it will be bad news, but if he moves left by including There is a Future it could at least mean that the peace process is re-started. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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