Netanyahu’s Likud Party Wins Election in Israel …Update: Netanyahu Delivers Victory Speech

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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  • cavt

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

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  • Joe Blow

    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.

  • http://! l.barney

    Let King O sulk- Bibi can do what he wanfz

  • http://! l.barney

    Bibi can do what he wants! Sick ’em bibi!

  • ★FALCON★

    God Bless Israel and Bibi.

  • Ella

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

  • Ella

    Typo – “on the other hand”.

  • http://! l.barney

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

  • Lim Lynn
  • mcashc

    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.

  • ponderon

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

  • Indiana

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

  • RealMc

    God Speed Bibi!!!

  • Sarah2016

    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.

  • wth

    Wow. A country where the voters have brains.

  • cc

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

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    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 …)

  • Sandy

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