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The Hollywood tough guy gave his backing to the uncompromising Likud leader. So how come the Likud leader was only just able to scrape to victory?

"Shalom – this is Chuck Norris": are there words that could possibly bring more cheer to a Jewish film fan's heart? It turns out, yes, there are. While you might know that Binyamin Netanyahu and his Likud-Beitenu party squeaked a win, what you probably don't know is that this win is literally thanks to the star of such classics as Lone Wolf McQuade and The Delta Force. Yeah, I dropped the literally bomb.

Fresh from his triumphant foray into political broadcasts when he warned back in September that if President Obama won the 2012 election America would be lost to "the triumph of evil", this month Norris answered the long-wondered question: what is the one thing the Middle East peace process needs? That answer is, »

- Hadley Freeman

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