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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What's Behind the Israeli Elections?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early elections on Tuesday night. This means his government won't serve out its full term that was due to end October 2013.

To the American citizen, Israeli politics can seem confusing. Instead of two parties, there are 20. For the next few months, those 20 parties will be competing for 120 seats in the Israeli parliament and vying for power starting early next year when the elections are scheduled.

It's expected Netanyahu will continue to be prime minister but he might get a big challenge from former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

To help decipher the Israeli political system and analyze the upcoming election, we talked to Mitchell Barak, an Israeli pollster and the founder of Keevoon Research.

Here's his analysis about Israel's election next year that could determine how the Jewish State confronts the existential threat of a nuclear Iran.

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Jerusalem Dateline Show: Showdown at the UN

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu trade accusations before the U.N. General Assembly.

Plus, defending Israel's borders is a 24/7 job and CBN News brings you an exclusive look at the units that are Israel's watchman on the walls.

Also, it's the Feast of Tabernacles we take you inside this annual celebration with a timeless message.

posted @ Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:59 AM | Feedback (0)