An Israeli singer said she was heckled and threatened in Tel Aviv because of her peace activism, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inches closer to securing the support necessary to form a new government.
Achinoam Nini, who is known by her stage name, Noa, claimed she was abused by members of the public who reported her as an "enemy of Israel" after she landed at Ben Gurion airport.
"I returned home after a few days in Italy, and a beautiful reception was waiting for me," Noa wrote on Facebook. "'Here's Achinoam Nini' I was yelled at. 'Enemy of Israel! We'll deal with you like Geffen!'
"Welcome to the nightmare we woke up to," she added.
Geffen, a songwriter and renowned left-wing activist was punched and had eggs thrown at him by unknown assailants outside his home in Moshav Beit Yitzhak, central Israel at the end of last week.
Noa had previously written a blog post saying she was left "depressed and devastated" by Netanyahu's electoral victory.
"To think that his horrible racist statements in the last days were those that gave him the victory! It killed me," she wrote.
Netanyahu's Likud party won 30 seats in the 120-seat Israeli parliament -- the Knesset -- also thanks to a last-minute shift to the right of his campaign, with inflammatory statements about Israel's Arab population -- and outright claims he would never support a Palestinian state.
Less than a week after a vote the Prime Minister seems to have successfully concluded negotiations with other parties to reach the 61-seat threshold needed to hold a majority and become prime minister.
Moshe Kahlon, the head of the centrist Kulanu party has in fact reportedly recommended that Israel's ceremonial president, Reuven Rivlin entrust Netanyahu with forming the next coalition government.
The move suggests that Kahlon, whose 10 seats gained him the nickname of "elections' kingmaker" is ready to support a Likud-led giving Netanyahu a one-seat majority in the Knesset.