March 17, 2015, - 5:43 pm

The Biggest Winners in Today’s Israel Elections Aren’t Who You Think – It’s Scary Who Is

By Debbie Schlussel

The biggest winners in today’s Israeli elections aren’t Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his Likud coalition (the likely victors, despite the naysaying in the last week) or the Israeli Labor-Left (headed by candidate Isaac Herzog). It’s the Israeli Arabs, who now call themselves Palestinians. If the polls are correct on their showing today (and those polls appear to track more closely with fact than the ones that showed Netanyahu losing), the anti-Israel Arabs in the Israeli Knesset, bent on Israel’s destruction, will have gained more seats and more power.


The Biggest Winner Isn’t Netanyahu; It’s Them (Projected Polling Results)

Yes, there is at least one pro-Israel (and Christian) Arab in the Knesset. But, as I’ve told you on this site, there are several Muslim Arabs who hate Israel and openly support HAMAS and Hezbollah. They are a fifth column with voting power in the Israeli government. And they are an omen for what will happen here in America–what has already happened here (see Congressmen Keith Ellison and Andre Carson, and former Members of Congress Mary Rose Oakar and Nick Joe Rahall, among many others). We will see more of this and so will Israel, regardless of the outcome of today’s elections in the Jewish State. In no other country in the Middle East, does the government allow members of its own government to call for its destruction . . . and allow those people live to the end of the day.

I never believed the polls showing Netanyahu losing. Most Israelis, despite domestic economic problems, know the national security threats they face every second of their lives, and choosing a left-winger in Herzog, would solve neither domestic nor national security problems–only make them worse. Israelis aren’t stupid, though they do have a strong lefty component of the population, bent on self-hatred and political suicide. But today’s elections won’t likely yield definite results, as Israel’s government is generally run by whichever party is able to build the bigger coalition of Knesset seats. For a few years in the 1990s, Israel had direct elections of the Prime Minister, as we do for President here in the States. But that was the exception, and instead, the Prime Minister is determined by the majority coalition of Knesset seats.

The most disturbing coalition, however, is that of the Arabs in Israel along with some fringe left-wing parties. Together, they are expected to amass the third largest number of seats in today’s elections–and that was the real danger to Netanyahu. Most of the Jewish religious parties in Israel would likely get behind Netanyahu. But the Arabs and the far lefties could have amassed enough seats to join Herzog’s Labor party. The Arabs used to splinter among several parties, but now they’ve joined to become, “The United List,” also known as “The Arab List.”

So far, it looks like the Arabs haven’t gotten enough votes to gain enough seats to join Herzog and defeat Netanyahu. It looks like Bibi won tonight in Israel. But that may change in the next election, as Arab voting power in Israel is growing. In the recent past, Jewish voter turnout in Israel is more than 70%, but Arab voter turnout there is just about 50%. That is changing. And that will be a problem for any Israeli candidate committed to Israel’s national security.

It didn’t turn out as badly as feared in this Israeli election, but through Muslim birth rate and money from abroad (including the United States–see my piece on One Voice and KIND snacks), that will likely change.

Today and tomorrow, Israel. The next day, here in the U.S. All because neither country did anything to stop Muslim immigration and force the current Muslim residents to assimilate to Western culture and society.

And that is the real story of today’s Israeli elections. The most interesting number will be this: how many seats the United List–the Arab List–won today.


More on the Arab Wild Card in today’s Israeli elections here.

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36 Responses

Well said, Debbie. I have expressed these same concerns regarding the population and have said for years the Arabs will win the battle not with bullets, but with babies.
Israel lives with a double-edged sword – freedom for their Arab populations to vote. On the one hand Israel claims the openness of its society, but it is that very openness that will come back to haunt them.
Rabbi Meir Kahane, of Blessed memory, and who I had the privilege to meet, had the right idea about driving the enemy to the sea, not apologizing for winning, and never returning land – ever.
What to you see as a solution to this electoral quandary, Debbie?

Sanford Horn on March 17, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    “Win with babies not bullets”. That is so very true. Those “people” breed like dirty rabbits. It should be stressed that the Israeli’s do their duty and start having many more children. In the long run they will have a larger workforce, a larger military and keep the sandrats from winning the population battle.

    MuzzCrusher on March 18, 2015 at 10:16 am

While I was skeptical of some of the poles and media coverage the word of mouth was quite dispiriting and remains so.

Mujuro Utsutsu on March 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Israel’s Jewish population is growing and in the election, the Left barely gained over 2013.

The Arab Joint List, despite a massive Obama-funded GOTV effort, barely improved over its 11 seats in 2013.

Israeli Jews aren’t stupid. They appreciate the threat from Iran and they know the Arabs will never make peace with Israel.

Netanyahu’s re-election has saved Israel from becoming an Obama satellite. He was a flawed candidate but in Israel, he is the only adult in the room.

And he understands his region far better than the petulant man-child Obama who hates him to his guts and tried to bring him down.

Israeli voters agreed it was not the time to change horses in mid-stream. With G-d’s help, Netanyahu came back to the Jewish State again. Tonight, he can bask in his well deserved come from behind victory.

But Israel faces grave challenges ahead and will have to deal with a White House deeply hostile to the Jewish State. I wish Netanyahu the best in his fourth term – he will need it and our prayers are with him.

This has been a fateful time for the State Of Israel and the Jewish people. They must do all they can to survive and G-d bless them and may they grow from strength to strength!

NormanF on March 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm


    There is a growing population of American Evangelical Christian Zionists in Israel. Did they have any impact on yesterday’s election?

    I have posted below the theory that indeed they did. I doubt the news media will rush to cover any hard polling data to support my theory, but something might leak out in the coming days on the matter.

    If you see something on the subject, please let us know.

    There is NO Santa Claus on March 18, 2015 at 8:06 am

It was very close which makes Israel only slightly less stupid than their US counterparts. Actually given the fact that Islamic State is just a hop and a jump over Jordan for them to do the hope and change thing speaks of cataclysmic idiocy.

Mujuro Utsutsu on March 17, 2015 at 6:45 pm

This doesn’t bode well for the future with storm clouds are on the horizon, not that that seems to make much impact on people who obviously think they’re still in Europe and moan that they can’t understand Islamic craziness.
At least for the moment though Israel hasn’t yet elected their 5th column into the highest office of the land unlike some extremely unwise jaded and faded Pollyannas so that’s some compensation. For now.

Mujuro Utsutsu on March 17, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Aggravating this trend is the fraud factor. Just as fraud can give liberals in the U.S. as much as 5 percent, Arab and left-wing fraud in Israel is more and more of a problem. The Left in Israel is being coached in this regard by experts outside Israel.

Little Al on March 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Complacency is death and so in that regard a tepid and narrow escape for the time being.

Mujuro Utsutsu on March 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Most importantly what this shows is weakness.

Mujuro Utsutsu on March 17, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Why is Mujuro Utsutsu writing like FrankZ?

    skzion on March 18, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Skzion, I knew you would be able to know the 1st handle of the person who writes like that! I’d say you are super-smart but I always thought that about you anyway! Nothing gets by you! Yay!!

      Skunky on March 18, 2015 at 2:12 pm

“…though they do have a strong lefty component of the population, bent on self-hatred and political suicide.”

White guilt removes the drive for self-preservation.

DS_ROCKS! on March 17, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    They have exactly the same component as the US and then some. If it weren’t for security concerns Israel would be much farther down the road of Mensa retardation than it currently is.

    The Arabs were bused into vote. That’s a Chicago style electioneering technique that will part of Israeli political life from now on.

    As an added bonus US “intelligence” has scrapped Iran and Hezbollah from the terrorist threats list.
    Bush didn’t get that far down the liberal checklist so there’s no angle in mentioning it I suppose.

    Mujuro Utsutsu on March 17, 2015 at 8:51 pm

This is scary indeed – the Arabs/Muzzies gaining in number. If this continues, the Palis would have achieved their ‘right of return’ in a backdoor way, thereby making meaningless Israel’s determination to remain Jewish.

In short, Israel could become the next Lebanon – a Maronite majority country in the 60s, and today, a Shi’ite majority one.

Hopefully, the Shi’ite-Sunnite bloodletting in Tikrit spills over into Syria, Lebanon and PA areas. It would be fun to have Hamas & Hizbullah @ each other’s throats.

Infidel on March 17, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Don’t worry Israeli birth rates are quite high so the demographic disaster predicted is not likely to occur anytime soon.
    However all they have to do is vote the way they vote with Israel’s “lefty component” and victory is assured.
    It’s the Israeli left that can’t deal with the concept of Israel not the Arabs.
    The Arabs know exactly what they’re looking that.

    Mujuro Utsutsu on March 17, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      looking at

      Mujuro Utsutsu on March 17, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    The Israeli left along with John Kerry love to harp on about the inevitability of Arab demographics but any fool should know by now that the left is only interested in star readings when they confirm its self fulfilling prophecies.

    Mujuro Utsutsu on March 17, 2015 at 9:03 pm

It seems the early exit poll projections were way off!

30% of the vote now counted – the Likud is ahead by 6% and has increased its seat total to 32 while Zionist Union has dropped to 25.

For Debbie, the new count shows the Joint Arab List dropping from 13 to 9 seats!

I’ve never seen anything like this. Its epic and none of the polls caught this significant shift to the Right.

NormanF on March 17, 2015 at 8:47 pm

“here in the U.S. All because neither country did anything to stop Muslim immigration and force the current Muslim residents to assimilate to Western culture and society.”

You mentioned about Islamic immigration to here in the US, Israel, and other non-Islamic nations, this question is VERY debatable and can til a point correlate to a certain logical-fallacy known the “loaded question”. I do irrespectively agree with you that the Muslims who’re living in non-Muslim nations NEEDS to assimilate and adapt to the current society that they’re living in and NOT force the society that they’re living in live by their standards.

To the main OT, I’ve both heard and read that Israel has a few religious parties (mainly Jewish), and this one particular Arab party that you’re referring to in the piece, for the most part abide to their faith of Islam.

Since Israel is a democratic country, I think they shouldn’t have any religious parties (even though the few religious parties in Israel are a tiny minority and don’t have too much influence in Israeli politics), there laws are secular, similar to our laws here in the US, in Canada, Latin America, Europe and parts of Asia, etc., in Muslim countries, a good number of their political parties happen to be religious parties. Now the question remains, will things continue to be same with Netanyahu of maintaining the “status-quo”, or will some stuff change under his leadership?

Sean R. on March 17, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    The religious parties in Israel have a good deal of political power. Most secular Israelis I know believe that the religious parties already have too much power and influence as it is. Their power will only continue to increase, as the demographic that supports them is growing much faster than the rest of the Israeli population.

    Pete on March 18, 2015 at 12:48 am

Years ago I told people that the late Rabbi Meir Kahane’s proposal to remove all Arabs from Israel from made sense from the standpoint of ethno-realism. Unless reversed permanently, the Arab demographic time bomb eventually would dominate Israel’s historic Jewish population, first politically and then culturally. I am more convinced than ever that Kahane’s plan was the right way to go.

Primetime on March 18, 2015 at 12:15 am

Whenever I bring up, in other places, the issue of the two Muslims (Ellison and Carson) in Congress as part (but only part) of how much the Democrats have taken the side of jihad (with quite a few Republicans – such as Issa, for example – being no better), leftists always give a stock loaded trick question of “how many Muslims are in the Senate, Supreme Court, etc.?” The answer is simple: It always starts with one or two and snowballs from there. Way back when, there was only one woman in the House (Jeannette Rankin) and one in the Senate (Margaret Chase Smith); now look how many there are. And in the modern era (that is, in the years before and during the civil rights period), for many years there was only one African-American in the House (Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.) and in the Senate (Edward Brooke) – and look at today.

And so it goes with Israel.

ConcernedPatriot on March 18, 2015 at 12:29 am

    The upper levels of important Federal departments, bureaus, and agencies are loaded with Muslims in important positions.

    Pete on March 18, 2015 at 12:52 am

And polls are a political weapon in Israel as they are in the United States. They have a 5-25 percent margin for dishonesty and disinformation. One more election tactic the pro-terrorist parties in Israel learned from their mentors in the U.S.

Little Al on March 18, 2015 at 2:54 am

More seats but not more power. They have no say in decision making

If the US had proportional representation, Chicken Lou Farrakhan would have some seats in Congress, but no power

Steve on March 18, 2015 at 6:27 am

“Always with the negative waves Moriarty!” – Kelly’s Heroes.

It might take a long time before we see hard evidence of this, but I’ll speculate that there is another small and growing voice of Israelis that played a role in the election yesterday: American Evangelical Christian Olim.

Yes! They are there. They don’t have their own political party and probably don’t feel a need for one. As American Evangelical Christians openly voiced support for Likud, it’s pretty clear who this small block of voters supported. The question is whether they were numerous enough to have an impact on the election results.

My guess is that they were more significant than anyone knows because few have considered it thus far. American Evangelical Christian support for Israel has grown and become very noticeable. It is arguable that this support now eclipses Zionism among the American Jewish community.

In my view, it is time to consider the probability that a parallel process is taking place in Israel. I like Debbie’s articles because (whether or not I agree) she thinks outside the box. In that spirit, I thought I’d do the same and offer a counter-thesis.

Something to think about.


There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

There is NO Santa Claus on March 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

From what I’ve read the three parties comprise of Islamist, Communist, and Nationalist. the way they’ll infight they won’t last together for too long.

Jessica Manko on March 18, 2015 at 9:46 am

One person I’ve grown to admire is India’s Prime Minister Narenda Modhi.

He speaks Hebrew and today he congratulated Prime Minister Netanyahu on his historic landslide win!

He did it Hebrew on his Twitter feed and he struck me as a dignified gentleman, gracious to his friends.

He’s the exact opposite of the petulant man-child brat Obama.

I feel ashamed of our country.

NormanF on March 18, 2015 at 10:40 am


    Thanks for that piece of news. I hadn’t heard that one; too busy at work.

    There is NO Santa Claus on March 18, 2015 at 10:43 pm

Never trusted exit polls—- they are the media’s weapon to try and alter the election in favor of their beloved lefties. Even FNC kept up the fiction as long as possible!

Sad when members of the Israeli and US gov’ts openly OPPOSE their nations.Seems the DNC and its various coalition partners ALL join sultan Barry Sotero as allies of the islamic caliphate crusaders. Everyone should be able to see see where sultan Barry is heading —- but the GOP in congress, for the most part, remain totally blind to the words and deeds coming from the Mecca-West (the WH !!!).

Prinz Eugen on March 18, 2015 at 11:19 am

FOX News can suck my . . .

EVERYONE has sold out or is selling out. It’s the end, it’s over, everything in prophecy is coming true. With the Iran deal, the prophecy in Daniel will come true. The world is headed for pole to pole and end to end tyranny.

Sadness and woe is coming to the United States and Israel. Debbie’s information about the busing of voters in of all places, ISRAEL!!! WHOA!!! Israel Meets Chicago’s Machine. This is truly the end, sadness and horror are coming soon.

Christians and Jews especially are marked for death, throughout the whole world, even by “their own kind.”

Thank GOD there is a Messiah. He can’t come soon enough for me, that’s for sure. Anarchy and terror throughout the United States, no running water, no electricity, nothing left in the stores. Throughout the urban landscapes people preying on each other like wild animals on the Serengeti.

Very sad to be alive in these times. Where’s all this “innate goodness” I heard about when I was a little kid during the 60’s? Yeah, even Hitler and Stalin had innate goodness, right?

I always knew there were innately BAD people in this world.
When I grew out of the environmental influences of the liberalism I was raised and ran in, I got hip and found The Bible. That’s where I found out the truth, about humans’ innate badness.

This is horrible. This is scary. And those of us who are 70 or less are likely to see it happen. Watch the Temple Mount area and Europe very closely, especially doings at The Vatican. And of course, keep your eyes on Barack Milhous Hussein Benito Obama.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on March 18, 2015 at 11:34 am

The reaction of the leftist media (which is the lion’s share of it) to the news of Bibi’s victory has been immediate: “it’s a vote against peace”; “Israel will become more isolated from the world”; “relations with the US will sour even more”; blah, blah, blah. Instead, what’s obvious here is that Israel made the best possible choice of the options that will best help Israel on the economic issues as well as the security issues.

And kudos to venerable actors Jon Voight and Chuck Norris, who came out for Bibi. Here is a commercial that Norris prepared:
I’m going to watch “The Delta Force” in his honor this week.

Ralph Adamo on March 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Norman, Narendra Modi is hated by the Left – both in India as well as the US. In the US, John Dingell once contrived to have him denied a visiting visa to address a conference he was invited to. He went around that by a video-conference.

The reason Modi is hated? In 2002, some Muzzies burnt down a train full of Hindus in Gujarat, the state where he was the chief minister (their equivalent of governors here). That unleashed a statewide Hindu backlash against Muslims, and heavy rioting, but Modi, unlike other Indian Muzzie brownnosing politicians, refused to crack down on the Hindus, the way the media there demanded. Ever since then, they’ve accused him of conspiring in the riots, and make that the one issue w/ which to politically hang him. Well, last year, he led the Hindu party – the BJP – to a historic landslide win.

He was a good friend of Israel even before – while he was chief minister of Gujarat. I had no idea that he knows Hebrew – he never speaks English. Exclusively Hindi or Gujarati.

One thing that struck me – recently, when Obama visited India, he lectured Modi about religious freedom (around an issue of Muslims in some parts of India being converted to Hinduism). Next day, king Abdullah died, and Obama went to his funeral. Funny thing was that Obama went from India to one of the few countries on earth that has NO religious freedom, and he forgot to lecture new king Salman about religious freedom. Only Jews, Hindus, Christians are supposed to respect religious freedom in Obamaworld, not Muzzies.

I found the behavior of not just Obama, but the Dems as a whole towards Netenyahu pretty disgusting. I just wish they could all be sent to Raqqa, Syria, so that they know what Israel is up against.

Infidel on March 18, 2015 at 10:30 pm

The “United List” is an antisemitic bloc in a Jewish State. They might as well refer to themselves as Nationalist Socialists, My question has always been why such people remain in Israel? There are plenty of Muslim-Majority countries surrounding Israel, but none of them seem to be all that keen on taking the Palestinians in. Jordan learned its lesson in 1970.

Worry on March 19, 2015 at 1:10 am

The demographic threat is a canard. Arab birth rates are slowing, and Jewish beirth rates in Israel are expanding, rapidly. Also, the hard left in the Knesset is really only represented by Meretz, with the minimum of 4 mandates. And few Arabs, especially Muslims, would be caught dead in a ruling Israeli coalition. Yes, this is an issue, but strict laws preventing treason, if enforced, can be used to both prevent harmful legislation, and fifth column candidates from entering the Knesset. For that to happen, the court system in Israel must be reformed, so that elected leaders nominate new judges, as opposed to the present system, in which they are nominated by the sitting judges. I am optimistic that as more of the “orange youth” enter the voting ranks, things will get better in Israel, and pretty quickly.

Phillip Slepian on March 19, 2015 at 10:43 am

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