Half of the new Knesset are first timers without national political background. Paradoxically, the religious and the Arab parties have the most continuity, while there are no stable Jewish middle class parties and every four years we have new parties and new people. I have scarcely ever heard before of Yair Lapid's people, specially not of that African girl. He felt he had to have a black female face in his list.
Now Netaniyahu has to choose between the traditional Likud+religious parties+nationalist coalition, and a Likud+Lapid+small secular parties coalition. Lapid's voters are secular so he cannot now easily ally itself with the religious. They all have the same thing in mind, so in the end they will all jump into the bed together. Not sex, dont be silly, I'm talking of money.
Few Labor and Meretz vegan-socialists got elected, so we are assured of four more years of carnivore American-style capitalist rule. The Knesset buffet will stop serving vegan dishes and rare red beefsteaks will start to show up. Netaniyahu, Lapid, Bennet are all made-in-America carnivore capitalists and read their prayers on-line from the Wall Street Journal. TASE, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, already feels refreshed and climbed to new peaks. If I weren't suffering from swine flu I would feel even better.