Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party won today’s election according to exit polls.
FOX News reported:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party emerged as the largest faction in a hotly contested parliamentary election on Tuesday, positioning the hard-liner to serve a new term as prime minister, according to exit polls. But a lackluster performance by Likud, along with surprising gains by a centrist newcomer, raised the strong possibility that he will be forced to form a broad coalition.

The exit polls aired on Israel’s three major TV stations all forecast Likud along with its traditional hardline and religious allies, capturing a shaky majority of just 61 or 62 seats in the 120-member parliament. With official results trickling in throughout the night, it was possible that the two sides could end in deadlock.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Netanyahu said he would reach across the aisle and try to form a broad-based coalition.

“According to the exit polls, it is clear that Israel citizens decided that they want me to continue to serve as prime minister of Israel, and that I form the widest possible majority (coalition),” he said. “Already this evening I will begin working toward the widest possible government.”

Israel Matsav is following the election live from Jerusalem.

UPDATE: Prime Minister Netanyahu touted the largest coalition possible in victory speech.

 

 

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  1. Wonder if we’ll see Israeli action against Iran now? Can you imagine the dictators response if this happens—

  2. Good for Bibi. Stand strong for Israel. Too bad we couldn’t get the dictator out and put someone in office that would stand strong for the United States.

  3. Let King O sulk- Bibi can do what he wanfz

  4. Bibi can do what he wants! Sick ‘em bibi!

  5. God Bless Israel and Bibi.

  6. Bibi is a real statesman. We on the hand have a freak in the White House.

  7. Typo – “on the other hand”.

  8. “I ‘m still standing better than I ever did!” Bibi has the last laugh!

  9. Can I see Bens resume and the fraud racist punks resume side by side. What a joke. Putin hates the US and is commie evil, but you can respect his resume. Point being, we have a Hollywood president, complete no experience idiot, spent 6 trillion in 4 years and it only got worse. The commies bought off the media. They are fawning after a complete punk idiot actor.

  10. Good for Israel.they need a strong leader to help lead them thru the dark-days ahead……..

  11. Wish Bibi was our President, but nooooo, we have President Kardashian! Best wishes to him and Israel…..PRAYERS TOO!

  12. God Speed Bibi!!!

  13. Glad you cited IsraelMatsav blog which is a great site not just for news on Israel but to explain US MidEast policy unfiltered by the Obamamedia. Bibi is a great orator(& former Special Operations/Sayeret commander) & obviously knows what is in israel’s interest better than Obama, but he is more Left-leaning than many in his Likud party. This makes him more compliant when pressured by Hillary & Obama to compromise to the terrorists in their neighborhood(see: Muslim Brotherhood, Fatah, Abbas.) even supporting a delusional 2-state solutions.

    Now, Bibi must try to form a coalition w/ some Leftist parties (labor, Lapid) to get the 61 majority seats in the 120 seat Kenesset, further weakening his ability to stand-up to US pressure to appease the Palis. If Bibi can’t get a coalition w/in 42 days, there will be new elections.

  14. Wow. A country where the voters have brains.

  15. Oh, how I wish this wonderful man were our leader!!

  16. May God support and guide Mr. Netanyahu; may God support and protect Israel.

    (And if God has any spare time left, may He protect and defend *US* against those who would destroy this nation, whether beyond or within our borders …)

  17. So glad its Bibi he can’t be bought. Bibi has only one loyalty and that is toward Israel.



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