The winner of Tuesday's Israeli election must form a government and tackle four problems that will shape the future of the country and the relations among its citizens and Palestinian non-citizens.
A major swing to the right and the abstention of a key demographic have bolstered the Israeli leader's position.
Rather than transform Israel into an undemocratic 'apartheid' state, the new nation-state law is more likely to ensure that Israel can't be transformed into a liberal democracy or binational state.
In its valid claims to be regarded as a country that respects the rule of law, Israel is now at risk of demeaning that reputation.
Why the 2015 Israeli elections are witness to big shifts in how minorities vote and why that's bad news for Benjamin Netanyahu.