WASHINGTON – It is possible that the American press would have paid more
attention to the Israeli election had it not coincided with the installation of
its own executive leadership.
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But it is unlikely.
The vote in
Israel falls one day after United States President Barack Obama’s second
inauguration, which has dominated US media coverage over the past week. What
space has been devoted to the race in Israel, has emphasized the lackluster
nature of the campaign and its foregone conclusion – not exactly stop-the-presses kinds of stories.