For Israelis, missile fire, money main issues


Jerusalem (CNN) – The pundits in Israel, the United States and the West Bank have pretty much forecast the winner of Tuesday’s Israeli national elections.Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing political coalition with former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman — Likud-Beitenu — will prevail.

He’ll trot to the finish line in an easy horse race, analysts say, citing poll after poll.But this is just the first stage in forging a new government. After the election for Knesset seats, the arduous government coalition-building begins.