(a cura di Gadi Polacco)
In sostanza i risultati dei primi conteggi dei voti dimostrano che la maggioranza dei israeliani si e' allontanata ancora di più dalla sinistra. Più che altro per il fatto che Liberman ,con Israel Beitenu, sembra risultare come il terzo partito nelle preferenze. Così proprio Liberman ha la facoltà di incidere sulla decisione del presidente Peres di scegliere chi sarà il capo del governo: la Livni o Netaniahu.A sua volta Liberman non volta le spalle ne a Zipi ne a Bibi (Netaniahu)
3) BREAKING NEWS DA JTA
Livni looks like the winner in Israel
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Tzipi Livni's Kadima Party appeared to have edged Likud in voting Tuesday, Israeli exit polls showed.
Exit polls released at the close of voting for the 18th Israeli Knesset showed Kadima winning 30 seats and Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud winning 28. Polls throughout the campaign had showed Netanyahu as the front-runner, with Livni gaining ground as Election Day neared.
Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu vaulted over Labor to become the Knesset's third-largest party, with 15 seats, according to polls, and Labor falling to some 13 seats.
Official results were not expected to be available until the wee hours of Wednesday morning in Israel.
Kadima's apparent victory puts Livni, currently Israel's foreign minister, in the No. 1 spot to put together a coalition government with a minimum of 61 seats and become prime minister.
Still, the right-wing bloc will have about 63 seats, and the left-wing bloc 57, according to exit polls.
Other parties that appear to have passed the minimum threshhold to join the Knesset, according to the exit polls, are Shas, nine seats; Meretz and United Torah Judaism, each with five seats; Jewish Home and Hadash, each with four seats; and Ra'am, Balad and National Union, each with three seats.Voter turnout was higher than expected as Israelis went to the polls Tuesday on a stormy and cold day following a week of unseasonably warm weather, and after a compressed three-week campaign due to the recent war in Gaza.