There is what we expect in the sense of what we predict.
There is what we expect in terms of the standards we set and hold them to.
There is what we expect of our media, including expecting our media to hold our politicians to account properly and effectively, or alternatively expecting our media to distort reality in line with our preferred prejudices.
It is so easy to stop buying dishonest, trivial and incompetent media. As it happens they sell very well indeed. From this we infer that people do not want competent, serious or honest media. People want to be deceived.
From this we infer that we get the politics we want. We choose that it be that way.
For that reason we get politicians like Netanyahu with the bare faced arrogance to mock anyone taking his election statements seriously or on face value. However, since he was appealing to violent racist sentiment, we have to assume that he finds such sentiments compatible with his own values.
But bear in mind there were other candidates who did not choose to appeal to those vicious sentiments nor to those vicious voters, so cynically saying that all politicians are the same falls flat. Clearly they are not, or every candidate would have been as cynical. Instead, serious politicians made a case for peace, and for justice, and had a decent level of support for their views. So not all Israelis are racist and vicious. However there is a component of the electorate that has those qualities and they are the voters to whom Netanyahu appealed. Since he clearly needs their support to govern, and since they clearly are sufficiently numerous to give him the job, we have to assume that he will act in ways that retain their support and that is bad news for supporters of peace and justice in Israel.
To conclude - what do we expect? We may anticipate cynical and dishonest behaviour from some politicians, we have to recognise that there are other politicians who do not display the same vicious qualities, and we choose which type of politician gets to run the shop for us. If you don't like the result, blame the electorate and their choice of media.
As long as you pay your media to print and promote lies, then expect to be told lies.