Now that Benjamin Netanyahu has won what the Israeli media are calling "a decisive victory," people in Israel and around the world are asking themselves what Netanyahu's victory means to Israel and to the world. Even those who are not necessarily experts on Israeli affairs and politics can easily discern some positive election effects just from the media news reports being circulated around the world.
It took a while to formulate, but it came out just as most Americans expected the Re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. While he was able to construct his new governing coalition from among the many political parties with all different numbers of seats in the Knesset he did not end up with what he wanted. Although he added to his Likud Party's 31 seats the 18 seats of the Yesh Atid Party and the 13 seats of the Bayit HaYehudi Party totaled 62 seats, just a slim majority of two seats.