Israel’s Election: What Happened to All the Excitement?

Two weeks ago nearly half of Israeli voters said they were either undecided or open to changing their minds. Today Benjamin Netanyahu will almost certainly be returned to the prime minister’s office.

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An Israeli flag is seen in the background as a man casts his ballot for the parliamentary election at a polling in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ofra, north of Ramallah January 22, 2013. Israelis voted on Tuesday in an election that is expected to see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu win a third term in office, pushing the Jewish state further to the right, away from peace with the Palestinians and towards a showdown with Iran. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)