Israeli Elections Today–Who Would You Vote For?

By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler

Bibi Netanyahu

Bibi Netanyahu

Israel votes for a new leader today.

A super duper quick review:

Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and his Likud party still lead in the most recent polls, but Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni of Kadima can catch him. Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Labor), who was running third for most of the race, has fallen into fourth behind nationalist Avigdor Lieberman of Yisrael Beitenu (whom we wrote about last week).

Because Netanyahu’s strongest campaign point has been a call for aggressive national defense, the emergence of the hawkish Lieberman threatens to take just enough votes to give the election to Livni.

ITM readers, we at Moment are curious: Who would you vote for in today’s election?

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