The US basically, on a national level, has a two-party political system. Clearly, Israel has a multiparty system. Yet, when the US presidential elections will roll around, there will be dozens of people competing to be elected. And it won’t be clear until the end who will win, a Democrat, a Republican, a man or a woman, a Caucasian or a Black, a Jew or a Gentile, a younger or an older person, a Trump or an anti-Trump.
In Israel, where everything is always the opposite of what goes on in any other country, the next prime minister is clearly Netanyahu. There is simply no alternative. Unless he’ll get indicted or sick, Heaven forbid, and then we will have to settle on a number two.
In the first place, this is a great compliment to Bibi. The longest sitting Israeli PM has no competition. (That’s why the opposition so much hopes for and dreams of an illegal move by Bibi and prosecution.)
Bibi’s success also signals the Left’s utter failure. They’re still in La La Land (which is not sparsely populated) projected by “the Peace Process.”
In Israel, no party takes care of others. Each special interest group fights for its voters’ concerns. So, unless you don’t make your own party and sit in government, you’ll accomplish very little but voicing your dissent.
Bibi’d love to have a left-wing party or two join his government. And that would be good for left-wing ideals too. They’d get some of what they want (no one gets all, net even Bibi). And make his reign even stronger.
Don’t think for a moment that Israelis are politically passive or of one mind. We passionately disagree about anything in great numbers. Still, we have stability. Forget about royalty. Bibi’s leadership is more stable.
I don’t think that everyone got convinced that he can solve anything. Rather, all the others have persuaded almost everyone that they can’t.
As long as it is up to him or us, he’ll be the next Israeli leader for many more years. Well done.