Pundits had expected that rising costs in Israel and a poor economy would deter voters from supporting Netanyahu but they called it wrong.
In the end the majority of the electorate voted in fear of Iran, Palestine and Gaza.
Netanyahu's election promises mean the apartheid state will not only continue but probably expand. In October 2014, under the premise of security concerns, Palestinian workers were segregated from Jewish settlers on public transport.
As Israel promises homes to migrants from Europe land grabs will expand Israel and squeeze Palestine and Gaza further. Viewed as war criminal by many abroad Netanyahu will not care.