If elections held today (expressed in Knesset seats)Last time, he upped his votes at the last minute by campaigning to the Right while Bibi was burying himself in the Center. I have no doubt that Bibi will dig even more deeply in the Center trying to decimate Kadima's Right while Yair Lapid goes for its Left.
Current Knesset seats in [brackets].
31  Likud
13  Kadima
15  Yisrael Beiteinu
08  Shas
15  Labor
06  Yahadut Hatorah
04  Nat'l Union
03  Meretz
03  Jewish Home]
11  Lapid (Atid) Party
11  Arab parties
Even though polls and election results have shown that the Israeli public is more Right and pro-Jewish rights in all of the Land of Israel, the coalition never conforms, follows those results.
Lieberman is a wise and wily politician. He's sniffing weakness in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's hold on the government and impatience in the public. That's why he's talking of leaving the coalition:
Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman said on Saturday that his party was no longer obligated to the coalition, as heads of opposition parties called for early elections.
“Our obligation to the coalition has ended, and we are also obligated to voters, so we are going to make decisions,” Liberman told Channel 2’s Meet the Press.
Lieberman read it right during the last campaign, and although I don't trust him and don't vote for him; the chances are he's correct in his analysis. I always distinguish between professional competence as a skilled politician and ideology. Too bad that nobody on the true Right, pro-Jewish rights in the Land of Israel, has a clue how to be a successful and effective politician.
Both Kadima and Labor have new leaders who are dying to run Knesset campaigns, and they want to do it before their greatest competitor, Yair Lapid gets his act together. Those three political parties are after the same votes. Hopefully, they'll be busy attacking each other to the point that their potential supporters will decide not to vote at all.
th year. Politics of course is the barometer of how we're doing, and things are heating up.