Israel is facing political turmoil as Tuesday’s election remains too close to call. With 92% of the vote counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and ex-military chief Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party appear to be nearly tied, with about 32 seats in the Knesset. The election was called after Netanyahu failed to build a coalition government following an election in April. It also came as Netanyahu is facing possible indictments over multiple corruption cases. Netanyahu promised to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank, in violation of international law, if elected. Earlier this year, Gantz bragged in a campaign ad that he had bombed Gaza back to the “Stone Ages,” and he vowed to “pound” Gaza again. We’ll have the latest on the Israeli election after headlines.
Israeli PM Netanyahu Fails to Win Majority in Deadlocked Election
HeadlineSep 18, 2019