ADL: Election results show rejection of extremes

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January 23, 2013 19:24

 
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The results of Israel's national election represent a "rejection of extremes," the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) national chair said on Wednesday.

Barry Curtiss-Lusher applauded the high turnout and "unexpected" results, commenting that
in spite of an expected rightward shift, the electorate "rejected extremes: extremes in areas of religion, and extremes in domestic and foreign policy. Instead, a majority of Israelis showed their commitment to the political Center."

"There is clear support for [Prime Minister] Binyamin Netanyahu...the electorate is communicating to him that they want him to lead, but not with a coalition dominated by extremists," Curtiss-Lusher said in a statement.

The "Israeli democratic process remains robust and unpredictable," he added, congratulating the people of Israel for its successful elections.

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