The recent election in Israel led to a big win for Benjamin Netanyahu, who is now headed to an unprecedented fifth term as Israel’s prime minister.
Netanyahu’s Likud party will likely be able to assemble a coalition government of some 65 seats in the 120-member Knesset, the Israeli Parliament.
All this comes as Netanyahu has been repeatedly charged with corruption, including recent charges coming from prosecutors.
So what’s going on here?
Simply put: Israel is at the moment experiencing a notable stability—economically and militarily. It was a vote for stability.
And: Israel, make no mistake, is surrounded by enemies. Netanyahu has kept up the heat, most particularly on Iran. He has made very clear that Israel will defend itself over against any kind of incursion by its enemies. It was a vote for security.
It was a remarkable victory.