A few observations about the Israeli election results:
For the first time in Israel’s history, three of the major parties are headed by women. The Labor party headed by Shelly Yacimovich is expected to become Israel’s second-largest party, Hatnuah headed by former Foreign Minister Tzippi Livni is set to win seven seats, and the dovish Meretz and Zahava Gal-On is projected at five seats in the 120-seat parliament.
Three Israeli election polls predicted victory by a comfortable margin for Israel’s HaLikud Beiteinu party in the country’s general elections on Jan. 22.
Israel will "take whatever action is necessary to put a stop" to the barrage of rockets from Gaza targeting the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told ambassadors.