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Bibi's costly victory
Bibi's costly victory

Tuesday's elections in Israel saw Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu score a decisive victory that puts him in position to lead his country for another four years, but it came at the cost of a deeply divided society, a badly frayed relationship with the U.S. and growing international isolation. If Israelis ultimately turned to Mr. Netanyahu out of sense that he was only leader who could ensure their nation's security in a dangerous world, he may have won the battle but lost the war. The election campaign was dominated by the prime minister's brazen demonization of his critics, his insulting treatment of an American president and, yes, his outright racist appeals to supporters...