An Israeli ultra-orthodox Jewish man walks past an election campaign billboard of Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu, in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel,

 

              An Israeli ultra-orthodox Jewish man walks past an election campaign billboard of Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu, in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel,
An Israeli ultra-orthodox Jewish man walks past an election campaign billboard of Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu, in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. A strikingly apocalyptic tone has emerged in Israel's hitherto muted election season, with opposition leaders and others desperately warning that a few more years of rule by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's heavily favored right wing might actually destroy the Jewish state. The idea is that by holding onto the lands Palestinians want for their state -- avoiding negotiations and continuing to sill them with Jewish settlers -- the Israeli right is marching blindly toward a future in which Arabs could outnumber Jews in the country and ultimately take over. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)