Foreign observers of the Israeli elections have failed to realize that almost all Israelis, more than 25 years after the disaster of Oslo, know that the so-called ‘two-state solution’ would be Israel’s ‘final solution’. They do not see in Netanyahu as a perfect leader but they vote for him because no other recent Israeli leader has been able to create so many victories for Israel.
The people have indeed spoken and much was said quite ardently. The majority of Israelis trust Benyamin Netanyahu to be the only candidate worthy of the position of prime minister. Bennett and Shaked are in a difficult position: they didn't succeed to unite secular and religious Zionists with their new party.
Israeli tolerance made it possible for an Arab terrorist to murder Ari Fuld. The Arab murderer even stopped and ordered falafel at a local Israeli stand frequented by both Arabs and Jews before his attack. Jews who enter Arab villages are lynched.
A week before the Israeli parliamentarians return to work, an architect's look at the Knesset structure, symbol of the reborn Jewish nation's sovereignty.
Despite many challenges, Israelis seem more content with their lives than most people in the world, including most Western countries. While the Jewish state cherishes its past, it is firmly focused on the future.