Israel went to the polls today and with a larger-than-last-time turn out, voted in a democratic election that will determine the future path of this country. And, as the polls closed, Palestinians in Gaza fired a rocket at Israel and Arabs near Beit El fired shots at Israelis.
This is the Middle East we live in and our neighbors are already reminding us of the reality that the next government must consider. For now, Israel celebrates its democracy – unparalleled in the Middle East.
Today, Israel went to the polls to vote. Arab and Jew, religious and secular, men and women. That doesn’t happen in any other country in the region. The real winner tonight wasn’t Livni or Bibi…it was Israel.